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Sunday
Feb192012

Whitney Houston to be Laid to Rest

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) -- *Update - Singer Whitney Houston was laid to rest on Sunday morning in a private burial service in Westfield N.J.'s Fairview Cemetery.

People lined the streets along the route from the Whigham Funeral Home to the cemetery as a gold hearse carrying the late singer's casket drove by.

She was buried next to her father, John Russell Houston, who died in 2003.

The burial followed a nearly four-hour "home going" ceremony Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.

Houston's mother Cissy Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, were joined by mourners at the invitation-only service.

There were musical tributes from some of the biggest names in the industry including Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys.

At the end of the nearly four-hour long funeral, Whitney Houston's rendition of "I Will Always Love You" played, as her mother Cissy led her casket out of the church. Bobbi Kristina followed.

Just hours after the funeral of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown was on the Mohegan Sun Arena stage, resplendent in white jacket, black vest, black pants and a black hat, performing with New Edition for a cheering crowd. Brown thanked the crowd for keeping his spirits up.

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Monday
Feb132012

Whitney Houston Died of Prescription Drug, Alcohol Combo, TMZ Reports

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Whitney Houston probably died from a combination of the drug Xanax and other prescription medications mixed with alcohol, TMZ reports, citing family sources who were briefed by L.A. County Coroner officials.

Coroners informed Houston's family that there was not enough water in the 48-year-old singer's lungs for her to have drowned, and that she may have died before her head became submerged in the bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where her body was found Saturday, according to TMZ.

The website also reports it was Houston’s aunt, Mary Jones, who discovered the body in the bathtub. TMZ quotes sources as saying Jones had placed a dress Houston was wearing that evening on a bed and left the room for a half hour. When she returned and Houston didn’t come out of the bathroom, Jones went in and pulled the singer out of the tub and started CPR.

Houston's mother has arranged for her body to be flown back to Atlanta as early as Tuesday, TMZ says.  Her family was reportedly told that since there is no suspicion of foul play, police have not put a hold on the body, and it may be transported.

Investigators looking into the death of Houston have said that they will be examining the pop icon's behavior in the hours and days before she was found dead in the bathtub. The singer's family, friends and staff have already been questioned.

The Los Angeles Coroner said Sunday that toxicology reports on Houston will not be available for six to eight weeks, but a family member confirmed that Houston's family, along with those working for her, have been questioned about any health issues she may have had and her behavior before her death.

Houston was staying at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was to attend music industry executive Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party.  It is the same event where she was introduced to the record industry and the world nearly three decades ago.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was staying in the hotel with her mother, had also fallen asleep in the bathtub the night before her mother's death in another room.  Friends of the 18-year-old tried knocking on her door repeatedly and eventually had to contact security to open the door to her room so she could be removed from the tub.

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Monday
Feb132012

Bobby Brown Heads to Los Angeles to Be with Daughter

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Bobby Brown has left his reunion tour with New Edition and flown to Los Angeles to be by the side of his distraught daughter, who was briefly hospitalized over the weekend following the death of her mother Whitney Houston.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Houston and Brown, was hospitalized Sunday after an ambulance was called to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the 18-year-old had been staying with her mother.  The girl was said to be suffering from anxiety after her mother was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel room on Saturday.

"Obviously the death of her mother is affecting her, however, we will get through this tragedy as a family," Bobby Brown said in a statement to Extra.  "Again, I ask for privacy during this time."

Bobbi Kristina was transported from the hotel at 10:26 a.m. local time to Cedars-Sinai Hospital and was "awake and alert" at the time.  She was "hysterical, exhausted and inconsolable" according to TMZ.com, who also reported that family members fear that she is suicidal and are considering getting her help.

A family source told ABC News that she was being "treated for stress and anxiety."  She has since been released.

Bobby Brown, who is currently on tour with his original R&B group New Edition, took to the stage in Mississippi after hearing of Houston's death, but was reportedly having "crying fits."

"We are absolutely shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely death of our dear sister Whitney.  As a group, we are extremely close; when one of us hurts, we all hurt," New Edition said in a statement released Saturday.

During the performance, Brown pointed to the sky and said, "I love you, Whitney."

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Sunday
Feb122012

Whitney Houston's Daughter Taken to Hospital

Bobby Brown (L), Whitney Houston and their daughter Bobbi Kristina watch the premiere of the new show "Being Bobby Brown" on June 27, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Sandra Rose/Getty Images)(LOS ANGELES) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was transported from the Beverly Hilton Hotel to the hospital Sunday afternoon as she copes with the loss of her mother, police said.

Beverly Hills Police told ABC News that an ambulance was called Sunday morning to the hotel, where Bobbi Kristina was staying with her mother, in response to a concern about her health. The 19-year-old was said to be suffering from anxiety.

According to a press release sent to ABC News, Bobbi Kristina was transported from the hotel at 10:26 a.m. local time to Cedar-Sinai Hospital and was "awake and alert" at the time.

A source close to the family tells ABC News that Bobbi Kristina has been released and was "treated for stress and anxiety."

In the hours after her mother was discovered not breathing in the bathtub of a Beverly Hilton Hotel room, Bobbi Kristina was reportedly turned away from seeing her.

Earlier, TMZ reported that Bobbi Kristina got into a shouting match with police officers outside her mother's fourth floor hotel room when they informed her no one was allowed in. TMZ said she "screamed, cursed and demanded to see her mother" before ultimately leaving.

Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick was also turned away by officers, according to TMZ.

Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, released a statement on his ex-wife's death.

“I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston," Brown said in the statement. "At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi- Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time.”

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