‘Glee’ pays tribute to Whitney Houston in Valentine`s Day special episode

Updated: Feb 15, 2012, 09:58 AM IST

Los Angeles: In a bit of tragically good timing, Tuesday`s Valentine`s Day-themed episode of ‘Glee’ included a performance of Whitney Houston`s signature hit ‘I Will Always Love You,’ sung by McKinley High`s own diva, Mercedes (Amber Riley).

"Purely coincidentally, the episode contains Mercedes singing `I Will Always Love You,` the Dolly Parton song Houston made famous in `The Bodyguard,`" a Fox representative told TheWrap. "The producers have decided to dedicate the episode to Houston`s memory with a card in the end credits."

The episode, called "Heart," also features the introduction of guest stars Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Rachel`s (Lea Michele) two dads, Hiram and Leroy.

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