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Paul McCartney and wife lay flowers at Whitney Houston memorial

February 14, 2012 |  9:55 am

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Among those laying flowers at the makeshift memorial set up for Whitney Houston outside the Beverly Hilton, where she was found dead Saturday, were pop superstar Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell.

The two laid a bouquet of yellow flowers at the memorial late Monday afternoon, according to eyewitnesses.

The former Beatle and his wife were in town for the Grammys on Sunday and for the unveiling last week of McCartney's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. McCartney performed at the Grammy Awards show, which was dedicated to Houston, whose lifeless body was found in the bathtub of her hotel room.

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She, too, had been in Los Angeles for the Grammys, specifically to attend producer Clive Davis' pre-Grammy show Saturday night at the hotel.

Her body was flown Monday from Los Angeles to her hometown of Newark, N.J., for her funeral. The L.A. County coroner's office has not determined her cause of death, pending toxicology tests.


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Photo: Music legend Paul McCartney during the unveiling ceremony Thursday of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images