Whitney Houston’s Funeral (LIVE Stream)

Right before an annual pre-Grammy party, it was reported that Whitney Houston had passed in her hotel bathroom.

This Saturday, February 18th around 12:00pm ET, millions of fans from around the world will be given an opportunity to bid farewell to the pop superstar and watch live coverage of Whitney Houston’s funeral. It will be exactly one week after Whitney Houston’s tragic and untimely death.

Though Whitney Houston‘s funeral will be a private, invite-only affair, it will reportedly feature some of the biggest celebrities the late pop icon worked with, including Kevin Costner. Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby are also reportedly attending.

Houston will be laid to rest after the noon service at New Hope Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir as a child. The perimeter surrounding the church — about six square blocks — will be shut down beginning at 7 a.m., Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said at a news briefing.

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The Associated Press:

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Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the service, and Houston’s record producer from the start of her career, Clive Davis, will also speak.

Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, has denied reports that he was being barred from the services by Houston’s family but has yet to confirm that he will be there.

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