Oprah to attend Whitney’s funeral

2012-02-17 11:12

 Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey has been invited to Whitney Houston’s funeral.

The media mogul will join a limited guest list including Kevin Costner – the late pop singer’s co-star in the film The Bodyguard – Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin at the private funeral to be held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, tomorrow, according to TMZ.com

A camera will be allowed inside the ceremony at the church – which holds a maximum of 300 people, and was where she began her singing career – and it will be broadcast live on the internet, allowing the I Will Always Love You singer’s fans to grieve alongside her family.

Following the service, Whitney’s body will be laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield in New Jersey, next to her late father John Houston.

However, Whitney’s ex-husband Bobby Brown – the father of her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who entered hospital soon after her mother’s passing – is thought to have been stopped from attending by her mother Cissy because he is blamed for the notorious life of drugs she had throughout her life.

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