Fallen pop icon Whitney Houston will be laid to rest today in her “home going” ceremony. The funeral takes place today at 12PM EST and we will be live streaming the whole thing.
Kevin Costner, Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Al Sharpton, Bobby Brown, Clive Davis, Jesse Jackson and Aretha Franklin are among the celebrities that were invited to attend the ceremony. The funeral takes place at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
Fans have gathered around the area of the church to build a makeshift memorial to Whitney. While you wait for the funeral to begin, you can check out all of the photos from the somber scene in Newark below. Also included in our photo roundup is a copy of Whitney’s death certificate, which lists her official cause of death as “deferred”.
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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – PHOTOS:
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Rest in peace, Whitney Houston – Today, we mourn a legendary icon in the music industry.
Photo Credit: Dan Callister, PacificCoastNews.com