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WATCH NOW: Whitney Houston Funeral

NEW JERESY (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gone after only 48-years, record-breaking singer Whitney Houston will be memorialized and laid to rest today in her native New Jersey.

The funeral will take place at New Hope Baptist church in Newark, where Houston first wowed the congregation in the choir. 

Fifteen hundred guests are expected to attend the private funeral services including Aretha Franklin, Clive Davis, Stevie Wonder and Kevin Costner.

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are scheduled to perform during Houston's funeral.

Houston was found unresponsive in a Beverly Hills hotel room last weekend, investigators have not yet released an official cause of death. She had battled substance abuse problems, but was poised to make a comeback to the big screen.


Click here to watch AP Live stream of Houston's Funeral

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