Whitney Houston’s Funeral to Stream Live Online
Whitney Houston’s funeral, which will be held on Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, is an invite only affair. But millions of Whitney fans around the world will be able to see the ceremony because it will be broadcast live on the internet.
CNN reports that the funeral will be attended by about 1,500 people who were personally invited by the Houston family. Marvin L. Winans, a gospel singer, pastor, and longtime friend of the Houston family who presided over Houston’s 1992 marriage to Bobby Brown, will be giving the eulogy on Saturday. Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul and Whitney’s godmother, will be singing during the ceremony.
The Houston’s decided to have a relatively small and private ceremony because they didn’t want to make a spectacle out of Whitney’s death. A few cameras will be allowed to film the ceremony and the Associated Press will stream Whitney Houston’s funeral live at livestream/aplive.
The family is keeping the burial location a secret at the moment, but the death certificate lists the burial site at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, new Jersey.
CNN reports that Chaka Khan, Diane Warren, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Darlene Love, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Ray J and Brandy will be in attendance at the funeral. It was reported earlier this week that Bobby Brown would not be allowed at the funeral but Houston’s former husband denied the report.
Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills Hotel the night before the Grammy Awards. A cause of death has yet to be determined.