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Whitney Houston Funeral: Live Video Stream Planned

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In this July 11, 1999, file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs “Until You Come Back To Me” during the 26th annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Publicist Kristen Foster said, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, that singer Whitney Houston has died at age 48. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
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July 11, 1999, file photo of singer Whitney Houston. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Now everyone can take part in Whitney Houston’s funeral this weekend with or without an invite.

Kristen Foster, Houston’s publicist, said that the Associated Press will be allowed into the ceremony with cameras.

Saturday, fans can watch the funeral via the Internet at http://livestream.com/aplive.

Houston will return to her hometown to be buried.  The funeral will take place at 12 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J.

The 48-year-old “I Want To Dance With Somebody” singer died this past Saturday at the Beverly Hilton in California as she prepared for Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards party.

She was found submerged in the bathtub and attempts to revive her proved unsuccessful. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.

“Whitney Houston was pronounced dead that the scene by members of her entourage which included friends, co-workers, and family. Ms. Houston’s daughter and mother were notified of here death,” said Beverly Hills Police Department in a statement.

An autopsy was preformed Sunday, after which authorities reportedly said there were no indications of foul play and no obvious signs of trauma. The cause of death will be determined by the L.A. Co. Coroner’s Office following toxicology tests that could take up to eight weeks to complete.

Houston’s death was just one day shy of the Grammy Awards, a show that honored the singer six times. Unfortunately, Houston’s successful career took a backseat to alleged drug abuse and a tumultuous relationship with singer Bobby Brown that lasted until 2007.

“The biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy,” Houston once told Diane Sawyer in a 2002 interview. Brown sat in on the interview.

The Grammy Awards kicked off without Houston Sunday featuring a special tribute to the late diva. Jennifer Hudson performed a beautiful rendition of “I Will Always Love You.”

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