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Bobby Brown paid touching tribute to his late love, Whitney Houston, last night in Memphis and now he's released an official statement about Whitney Houston's passing.

Whitney Houston - Dead at 48

"I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston," said Bobby Brown. "At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi- Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time."

Bobby and Whitney were married in 1992 and divorced in 2007.