Whitney Houston Funeral To Be Streamed Online

Whitney Houston Funeral To Be Streamed Online

Whitney Houston Funeral To Be Streamed Online

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Feb. 17 2012 2:59 PM

Whitney Houston Funeral To Be Streamed Online

Fans wanting to pay their respects to Whitney Houston can get into church after all—as long as they have Internet.

Houston, who passed away last week from unknown causes, will be memorialized in a closed ceremony at New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey, where she used to sing in as a child growing up. But the platinum-selling singer’s private funeral will be streamed online so that fans around the world will have a chance to say their goodbyes, according to the Washington Post.

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Her godmother Aretha Franklin, as well as Stevie Wonder, have been invited to sing, while ex-husband Bobby Brown, Oprah Winfrey, and Houston's Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner are expected to be in attendance.

Newark police director Samuel DeMaio reportedly has asked fans to avoid the church services and to “stay home and watch the service on television.” With a several block radius already being blocked off around the church, it may be good advice—unless you love a spectacle.