Whitney laid to rest next to her father
‘I Will Always Love You’ played at church service:
US: Whitney Houston was buried next to her father at a brief
private ceremony today.
Well-wishers gathered along the route of the funeral cortege in New
Jersey to pay their respects to the star who died at the age of 48.
Her coffin was driven in a gold hearse with red and white roses
placed on the roof, with family and close following behind in cars of
the same colour.
Fans and onlookers watched the motorcade make its journey from the
Newark funeral home to the cemetery about 20 miles away in Westfield.
The hearse carrying the body of singer Whitney Houston arrives for
her burial service at the Fairview Cemetery The hearse carrying the body
of singer Whitney Houston arrives for her burial service at the Fairview
Some slowly ran alongside the hearse, which had a black and white
picture of the star in a window.
he hearse carrying the body of singer Whitney Houston arrives at
Fairview Cemetery in Westfield he hearse carrying the body of singer
Whitney Houston arrives at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield AP
Houston was found submerged in the bath in her hotel room on the
fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last Saturday. She was
laid to rest next to her father John, who died in 2003.
Some of the biggest names in the music industry came together
yesterday to bid an emotional farewell to the singer at her funeral
service in Newark, New Jersey.
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, R Kelly and a host of gospel stars
performed during the three hour and 45 minute-long ceremony, while actor
Kevin Costner fought back tears as he gave a moving eulogy.
Alicia Keys performs at Whitney Houston's funeral Personal tribute:
Alicia Keys performs at Whitney Houston's funeral
Keys described Houston, 48, as an “angel” and a “beautiful human
being”, while Costner, who starred with Houston in The Bodyguard,
described her as the “greatest pop star in the world”.
Kevin Costner paid tribute to Whitney Houston at her funeral service
with a thoughtful eulogy
Her biggest hit, I Will Always Love You, was played as the marathon
service at New Hope Baptist Church, where she performed as a child, came
to a close.