Private funeral Saturday for Whitney Houston
Saturday, February 18, 2012
"The service will be held Saturday 12 noon (1700 GMT) in
New Hope Baptist Church," said a spokeswoman for the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, which was handling arrangements for the burial of , told AFP. Houston
Fans were waiting for autopsy results that can not be made public for up to eight weeks, as speculation rages that the legend of the song could have died from a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol.
The autopsy was completed on Sunday, but the results have been withheld pending the completion of a toxicology probe.
Houston's funeral service will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, where he perfected his craft singing, and where his mother, soul and gospel singer Cissy acclaimed , served as musical director for decades. Media reports said the plans had been reviewed by a public service - possibly at the Sports Arena at Houston Prudential Center in Newark, a place that would have allowed thousands of fans from to pay their last respects. Houston