Newark - Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the private funeral on Saturday of Whitney Houston in what promises to be a very musical service.
Publicist Kristen Foster also confirms that invitations went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown; her co-star in The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner; and Oprah Winfrey.
Houston's longtime musical mentor, Clive Davis, will speak at the funeral. The eulogy will be given by gospel singer and longtime family friend Marvin Winans.
Organisers were getting the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, ready on Thursday for the musical part of the service, setting up speakers and drums in the aisles.
Fans without invitations will be kept far away. Newark police say streets will be shut down for six square blocks around the church.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
It's Christmas and we got to celebrate it early with The December Streets. Read More »
It’s the Fokofpolisiekar boys. With a cooler box. Filled with their new beer. For us to taste, drink and be merry. Read More »
The top 5!
Coming to SA!
It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!
South AfricaOnly the best Durban
TownhousesR 7 490 000
Apartments / FlatsR 10 610 000
HousesR 3 500 000