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Whitney Houston gave what ended up being her last performance on Thursday night when she went up on stage and grabbed the mic from R&B singer Kelly Price who was honoring her at a pre-Grammy event.

Houston and Price did an impromptu duet in harmony to the cheers of the crowd. Now that Houston is dead that night is the subject of speculation.

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Photos of Houston after the event show her looking sweaty, disheveled and with blood dripping down her leg. When Price spoke to MTV at a pre-Grammy brunch the next day, she brushed off the attention on Houston's sloppy appearance: "I honestly don't know what all the craziness is about. We partied so hard, we all looked a mess when we walked out of the club. But that's a good party. You sweat. You do that."

It's not clear how Houston died, although there is speculation that Houston drowned in her bathtub. But friends and family said that Houston's death came as a shock since she seemed so happy in the days before her death. The Associated Press reports that she was being honored at pre-Grammy events, giving advice to Monica and Brandy, getting offered a slot on the X Factor and looking forward to a remake of "Sparkle" coming out later this year.

After Whitney's death, Price told the AP that in the days before she died, "She was happy. She was the Whitney I always knew."