Whitney Houston Laid To Rest
Whitney Houston's funeral was held yesterday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, and was attended by family, friends and a host of people from the world of entertainment.
Stevie Wonder, R Kelly and Alicia Keys were among those who performed at the ceremony while Kevin Costner, her co-star from The Bodyguard, made a 20 minute speech. Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick, her sister Patricia and musical director Ricky Minor also spoke at the ceremony.
Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown was also in attendance for the ceremony but left just 20 minutes in. Shaun Robinson from the TV show Access Hollywood Tweeted "Breaking: Bobby Brown leaves Whitney Houston funeral over dispute about seating arrangements" while Brown's manager Jeff Allen told E! News he left early in order to make it to a New Edition concert that night which he was part of.
Reverend Marvin Winans closed the service with an official eulogy. Houston's coffin was then wheeled down the church as her 1992 hit 'I Will Always Love You' played while mourners exited.
Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday February 11th at the age of 48, underwater in the bath tub. Her cause of death is still to be confirmed, but it is thought she died of a result of an overdose of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol.