Fans all over the world will have the chance to bid adieu late R&B icon, Whitney Houston as her upcoming funeral will be streamed live.
The Grammy-winning R&B singer, known for a slew of hits such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Heartbreak Hotel and I Will Always Love You was found dead in a bathtub inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. She was just 48 years old; leaving behind her only child, Bobbi Kristina Houston, 19 who was later treated at a California hospital following a panic attack after learning of the news.
Houston’s funeral is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday in her birthplace of Newark, New Jersey at the New Hope Baptist Church, where the legendary artiste sang as a child. The funeral has been branded an invitation only event by the singer’s family; asking the media and public at large to let them grieve privately.
However, following initial negative reactions from her legions of fans across the world, Houston’s funeral will be streamed live, via the Associated Press’ official website, http://livestream.com/aplive while broadcasters will be allowed to show the funeral, via satellite.
Houston’s mother and fellow singer, Cissy Houston, cousin and fellow R&B icon, Dionne Warwick as well as the ‘Queen of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin will form a special, all-star choir in honour of the late singer. Meanwhile, Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, who’s also the father of Bobbi Kristina Houston reportedly was invited despite several media reports that there’s been a growing tension between Whitney Houston’s family and the former New Edition singer.