Whitney Houston’s Funeral Will Be Streaming Live

    February 16, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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When Whitney Houston died suddenly over the weekend she left behind scores of shocked fans. While her cause of death remains in doubt, funeral arrangements for the pop star have proceeded. On Tuesday it was announced that Houston’s funeral would be a small, private affair. The service is to be held at noon on Friday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Attendance is by invitation only.

The announcement of the small, private funeral without any larger public ceremony left some fans feeling excluded and disappointed. Now it looks like they’ll get to attend Houston’s funeral after all, in a way. According to a report from CNN, the service will be broadcast live online.

The live stream will be available to view from a variety of news sources when the funeral starts tomorrow at noon. The guest list is rumored to include a number of big-name stars, some of whom will perform at the service. Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston’s godmother, is slated to perform. Guests include Chaka Khan, Jesse Jackson, gospel singers BeBe and CeCe Winans (whose brother Marvin is delivering the eulogy), and Dionne Warwick.

While Houston’s autopsy was completed within days of her death, her cause of death has not been released pending a toxicology report. She was found in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Saturday evening. Her death led to a last-minute overhaul of Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony, which included a stirring tribute by Jennifer Hudson.

  • louise towler

    eA flickering candle alone on the stair
    A reminder that beauty is no longer there
    The world seems so much colder, on this sorrowful day
    As the world looks to Jesus, our lips start to pray

    Tis they will Lord not ours that we have to understand
    Although our hearts our full of grief, we try to comprehend
    Beauty has left us, the silence we feel
    The voice of an angel the spirit of steel

    Absent from the body, present with the lord
    We can hear her now as she rises to applause
    The angels are dancing as she raises her hands
    Our daughter is home , is written in the sands

    God Bless you Whitney

    You will be missed

    Louise Towler – Australia

  • http://yahoo.com darrell

    You were and may be the best ever at showing no effort.at singing better than the majorities of voices across the board.I didn’t ever meet or had I knew you.I can honestly say from a rockers lips to all ears. She will be missed…

  • http://yahoo.com patricia bass

    today we eulogizize the world greatest icon she will be missed tremendously. having gone through through the hurt and pain of losing a child and then of going through the heart and pain of loosing a mom . My heaty goes out to Cissie and Bobby Christina.Ifeel your pain may God bless and keep you. Whitney I say to you rest in peace you will never be forgotten.ilove you.