Whitney Houston’s Family Attend Private Viewing of Body

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Whitney Houston's family attended a private viewing of her body at a Newark, New Jersey funeral home Friday evening, on the eve of her funeral.

The Grammy award-winning singer's mother, Cissy Houston, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown were joined by a host of relatives, including Houston's cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, as well as music executive and her mentor Clive Davis.

Saturday's funeral service for the 48-year-old songstress and actress comes a week after she was found unresponsive, in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Music legends Stevie Wonder and Houston's godmother, Aretha Franklin, are among the planned performers at the invitation-only service. Houston's ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown, is expected to attend.

The church service is private but will be broadcast live.

Houston will be buried next to her father, John Russell Houston Jr., at a New Jersey cemetery.

The cause of her death is not expected to be known for several weeks, pending toxicology results.