While Whitney Houston’s funeral service at Newark, New Jersey’s New Hope Baptist Church is invitation-only, millions of fans will be mourning in unison as they watch it broadcast live online.
Houston’s rep Kristen Foster said that the Associated Press will be permitted to broadcast Saturday’s funeral, and stream it at http://livestream.com/aplive.
Following the service, Houston be buried at Fair View Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, which is where her father is also laid to rest.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Marvin Winans, who presided over Houston’s 1992 wedding to Bobby Brown, will deliver the eulogy for the hit-maker, who died Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hilton at 48.
Another point of contention hovering over the service will be whether her ex Bobby Brown will be there, as there’s reportedly some bad blood between the On Our Own singer and Houston’s family.
Brown, 43, flew into Los Angeles late Sunday to be at the side of his 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was hospitalized twice in a 12-hour span at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following her mother’s untimely death over the weekend.
Brown, who was married to Houston from 1992 until 2007, said Tuesday that his daughter is doing better in the wake of the family tragedy.
While Houston’s autopsy is complete, it might be several weeks before authorities in Los Angeles can determine what killed the Grammy-winning singer.
As we previously reported, the Run To You singer, who sought help for a crack addiction last year, was seen in public for the last time late Thursday in Hollywood, looking disheveled and sporting cuts.
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