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Whitney buried beside his father

Monday, February 20, 2012

USA: Whitney Houston was buried beside her father in a brief private ceremony today.

Supporters gathered along the funeral route in New Jersey to pay their respects to the star who died at the age of 48 years.  
His coffin was carried in a hearse with gold red and white roses placed on the roof, with family and close in the wake behind the car the same color.  
Fans and onlookers watched the caravan will make its way from the funeral to the cemetery in Newark about 20 miles away in Westfield.

The hearse with the body of singer Whitney Houston arrives at his burial in Fairview Cemetery The hearse with the body of singer Whitney Houston arrives at his burial in Fairview Cemetery Getty

Some slowly ran alongside the hearse, which had a black and white image of the star in a window.

hearse carrying the body of singer Whitney Houston arrives at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield hearse with the body of singer Whitney Houston arrives at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield AP

Houston is immersed in the bathroom of his hotel room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles last Saturday. She was buried next to his father John, who died in 2003.

Some of the biggest names in the music industry gathered yesterday to bid an emotional farewell to the singer at his funeral in Newark, New Jersey.

Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, R Kelly and a host of stars of the Gospel out for three hours and 45 minute ceremony, while the actor Kevin Costner fought back tears as he gave a moving eulogy.

Alicia Keys performed at the funeral of a personal tribute to Whitney Houston: Alicia Keys performs at the funeral of Whitney Houston

Houston described Keys, 48, as an "angel" and a "beautiful man" while Costner, who starred with Houston in The Bodyguard, described it as "the greatest pop star in the world."

Kevin Costner Whitney Houston paid tribute to his funeral with a eulogy reflective

His biggest hit, I Will Always Love You, was interpreted as the marathon service in New Hope Baptist Church, where he acted as a child, came to an end.

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