Kevin Costner to Speak at Whitney Houston's Funeral Service
As the world continues to mourn the sudden loss of Whitney Houston and her grieving family moves ahead with funeral plans, details about Saturday's service are begining to be revealed.
According to CNN, a source involved in the funeral plans says that Whitney's co-star in her hit movie The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner, will be speaking at the service.
The source also says, the service will also have performances from Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, who was Whitney's godmother.
The funeral will take place at the New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, N.J. Whitney sang at there as a child, and only those invited are allowed to attend.
However, it was revealed today that the funeral will be available for fans to watch after a public memorial at the Prudential Center was canceled. Whitney's publicist said today that "the service is expected to be made available for television and web streaming."
Gospel singer and pastor Marvin L. Winans, who will give a eulogy at the funeral and officiated Whitney's marriage to Bobby Brown in 1992, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night that the family "didn't want to have a parade."
The beloved singer was found dead in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 11, the night before the Grammy Awards, shocking the world.