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Duluth musician says Houston brought beauty to world

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth native and drummer for Whitney Houston is remembering the singer as a sweet person who brought beauty to the world.

Michael Baker tells the Duluth News Tribune ( ) he learned of Houston's death from his mother. He says he hadn't seen Houston for about a year, after they finished the "Nothing But Love" world tour, but they had been in contact.

Baker is a 1975 Duluth Central High School graduate. He became Houston's drummer in the early 1990s, and later became her musical director.

Baker says he and Houston had a good working relationship and enjoyed each other. He says a lot of people got married and fell in love to her music, and that she should be remembered for the beauty she brought into the world.


Information from: Duluth News Tribune,

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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