Houston’s funeral will be private and a planned public memorial in Newark, New Jersey has been canceled. The funeral will be closed to press but livestreamed via the Internet.
NBC New York reports:
Aretha Franklin will perform at the private, invitation-only funeral for her goddaughter Whitney Houston in New Jersey this weekend, a source involved with the arrangements tells NBC New York.
The noon service at New Hope Baptist Church will be closed to the public and to media, though thousands of fans are expected to honor Houston with a makeshift memorial outside the church grounds.
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