Whitney Houston’s family, friends and even her fans attended the private burial ceremony for the singing sensation.
Whitney Houston buried next to her father…
In the latest celebrity update, a day after an emotional farewell celebrating her life, Whitney buried at a
cemetery on Sunday February 19, 2012. A golden hearse carried the legendary star up to suburban New Jersey , where she was buried next to her loving father John Russell Houston, who died in 2003. Westfield
Houston’s fans and some onlookers also there and lined the route as the motorcade entered the grounds of Fairview Cemetery for a strictly private ceremony for Whitney, who found dead 8 days ago in her Los Angeles hotel room at aged 48.
On Saturday February 18, 2012
Hollywood stars, music greats and loved ones had been gathered for a touching farewell ceremony in the Newark Baptist church where she sang as a child, which was watched worldwide.
The service of Whitney Houston took nearly four hours with pallbearers carrying the pop diva’s coffin out of the church as a recording of Houston singing her signature smash hit ‘I Will Always Love You’ was played.
Meanwhile, Whitney’s fans were respectfully asked to stay away from the
on Saturday February 18, 2012, which had a capacity of only 1,500, but several hundred turned up regardless. New Baptist Church
While Whitney’s ex-husband, soul performer Bobby Brown, with whom she had a daughter during a turbulent 15 years of marriage, left the service within minutes of his arrival, saying that he and his children “were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions.”
“In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene,” Brown said in the statement.
Some speculation has raged since her death that the pop diva may have succumbed to a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol, though official results from her may not be made public for up to eight weeks.