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Whitney Houston Laid to Rest

Whitney Houston was laid to rest on Sunday (February 19) in a private ceremony held in Westfield, New Jersey.

The singer was buried next to her father, who died in 2003, according to the Associated Press.

Fans reportedly gathered near the funeral home in the morning and some “even slowly ran alongside the hearse as it began the journey to [her] gravesite.”

On Saturday, close friends and family gathered for Whitney‘s invitation-only funeral held at the Newark church where she used to sing as a child.

Whitney died February 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the age of 48.

Watch Alicia Keys' Whitney Houston Tribute Performance - Video

Alicia Keys gave a touching performance of “Send Me An Angel” during Whitney Houston‘s funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday (February 18).

Watch the performance below! Stevie Wonder performed “Ribbon in the Sky” while R. Kelly sang Whitney‘s song “I Look To You.”

Aretha Franklin canceled her performance due to illness.

“Regretfully, I am so sorry that I was unable to be with you at Whitney‘s service today,” the Queen of Soul said in a statement. “I had every intention of being there. But unfortunately I had terrible leg spasms and locked leg muscles until 4:00 a.m. this morning following my concert last night, which I’ve been having for the last few days.”

“I feel it necessary and very important to stay off my leg today as much as possible until concert time this evening. My heart goes out to my dear friend Cissy, Dionne, Bobbi Kristina and the rest of the family. May God keep them all. – Aretha & the Franklin Family.”


Watch Alicia Keys’ Whitney Houston Tribute Performance – Video

Watch Kevin Costner's Whitney Houston Funeral Tribute - Video

Kevin Costner gave one of the most touching speeches at Whitney Houston‘s funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday (February 18).

“You weren’t just pretty,” said the 57-year-old actor, who co-starred in 1992′s The Bodyguard with Whitney. “You were as beautiful as a woman could be. And people didn’t just like you Whitney. They loved you.”

Watch Kevin‘s tribute below. And if you can still catch it, stream/watch Whitney Houston‘s funeral now!


Watch Kevin Costner’s Whitney Houston Funeral Tribute – Video

Stream Whitney Houston's Funeral - Watch Now

Whitney Houston will be laid to rest at her funeral this Saturday afternoon (February 18) at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.

The ceremony, which the Houston family is referring to as Whitney‘s “home going” service, will be streamed live via the Associated Press starting at noon EST.

Among the attendees expected at the funeral include Whitney‘s Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner, cousin Dionne Warwick, Alicia Keys, Ray J, Brandy, Tyler Perry, and Whitney‘s ex-husband Bobby Brown.

Whitney‘s godmother Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are expected to perform at the ceremony.

Watch the live stream of Whitney Houston‘s funeral below…


Whitney Houston’s Funeral – Live Stream

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Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys - Watch Now!

Jennifer Hudson looks absolutely stunning on stage at the 2012 Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old singer performed a sweet and simple rendition of the classic song “I Will Always Love You” in a tribute to the late singer Whitney Houston.

It was announced last night shortly after Whitney‘s death that Jennifer would perform a tribute performance during the Grammys.

Jennifer‘s performance followed an In Memoriam segment that honored such talents as Amy Winehouse, Clarence Clemons, and Steve Jobs.


Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys
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LL Cool J's Prayer for Whitney Houston at Grammys - VIDEO

LL Cool J takes to the stage at the 2012 Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles.

The 44-year-old entertainer started out his hosting duties with a prayer to the late Whitney Houston.

“Heavenly father, we thank you for sharing our sister Whitney with us,” LL said. “Today our thoughts are with her mother, her daughter and all of her loved ones. And although she is gone too soon, we remain truly blessed to have been touched by her beautiful spirit, and to have the legacy of her music to cherish and share forever. Amen.”


LL Cool J: Prayer for Whitney Houston at Grammys

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