Houston's Body Arrives At NJ Funeral Home

A hearse under heavy police escort has arrived at the New Jersey funeral home officials say is handling the arrangements for late pop star Whitney Houston.

The hearse traveled from Teterboro Airport, where officials had told The Associated Press Houston's body would arrive late Monday on a flight from the Los Angeles area.

Several officials familiar with funeral planning say arrangements are being made by Newark's Whigham Funeral Home, which handled the 2003 funeral of Houston's father. They spoke to the AP on Monday on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak for Houston's family.

Houston died Saturday at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 48. Officials say she was underwater and apparently unconscious when she was pulled from a bathtub.

Houston was born in Newark and was raised in nearby East Orange.

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  • by JoAnn Location: Bertie County on Feb 18, 2012 at 05:58 AM
    And Jersey's wonderful Mr Christy order the flag to hang at half staff today I personally think that is wrong. Why would someone order that? This women is just like everyone else in american her "job" was singer just like we all choose our jobs.... She had a drug problem just like many americans today. She is just like everyone else in america nothing special. We don't lower the flag for the men and women who loose thier lives everyday why should we do it for Ms Houston? Sincerely, formal jersey resident
  • by 40some on Feb 14, 2012 at 03:02 PM
    Who cares.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM in reply to 40some
      Obviously not you. Instead of dwelling on what you don't care about, why not find something positive to do with that energy?
  • by Caring Soul Location: Greenville on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    Regardless of how Whitney lived her life she is still someones child, mother, sister , and friend you people need to have more respect and empathy for the people who are involve a family has had a lost and we need to leave the negativity elsewhere.
  • by Why?? on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    Must we get the daily details on the movement of her body?? How many crackheads die every day...when we report on them, we use their picture NOW instead of one from 20 years ago. Stop giving hollywood such breaks!! She was a female with a good voice who gave in to drugs and lost her way...Next!
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      by Dalphyne on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:16 AM in reply to Why??
      Obviously you have no respect for a family that has lost a loved one. You need to be praying for this family and yes you have no compassion for anyone.
  • by Jealouse Much on Feb 14, 2012 at 09:22 AM
    It seems there is a whole lot of jealousy here concerning her death. Yet, all of these posters complaining about the 'servicemen' that passed away recently, not one person named one serviceman in ANY of these post. Soooo, are you taking some of the blame for not being that interested enough to remember a name?
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      by Spell Much? on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM in reply to Jealouse Much
      Learn how to spell jealous before making stupid comments. Did anyone state that they knew someone personally that gave their life for YOU and this country? The names should be plastered on the front page every time a military person gives their life so that we WOULD know their names, that is the problem!!!! Ignorant much? Guess we know where your priorities are and who you voted for in 2008. ANYBODY BUT OBAMA IN 2012!!!!!
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      by sad on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:21 AM in reply to Jealouse Much
      Nobody is Jealous here...just reading the news and TIRED of hearing about crackheads who had a few hit records. I want the economy back...I want gas prices down...every American should be involved with the country and its woes at this time and not worried how Whitney Houston really passed...
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        by Snow Hill on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:17 AM in reply to sad
        Will you please get a life. You have no respect for a family who have lost a loved one.
  • by Mom Location: NC on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:18 AM
    Our military men should get this much attention for leaving their families to fight for the freedom of their country and dying for it. She had everything and threw it away. I loved her music too but when you look at who people value and what they value...its very sad. Yes, she was addicted to drugs and thats a tough battle but she had enough money to do something about it too. Most of us could not afford the help she decided not to get. Some folks fight for life and some throw it away. Lets celebrate the ones who FIGHT for life and give them all the attention Whitney Houston is getting. This is pathetic.
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      by Gary on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:26 AM in reply to Mom
      Amen MOM
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        by Disgusted on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:58 AM in reply to Gary
        DOUBLE AMEN MOM! God bless our military who fight a much more courageous battle every day!
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      by Annabelle on Feb 14, 2012 at 09:20 AM in reply to Mom
      Addiction isn't a disease. It isn't something that can just be stopped at the drop of a dime. True, she made the initial choice to ingest substances, however, a life is a life, be a little bit respectful regardless of who it is.
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        by Correction on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM in reply to Annabelle
        Addiction IS a disease.
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        by LOL on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM in reply to Annabelle
        You start saying "Addiction isn't a disease" and then go on to describe it as if it were. Which is it? The point is a service members life should certainly get alot more media attention than someone who chose to live a life riddled with drugs and lost that life because of their own decisions. May she rest in peace, but our military losses are much more important by far. Sorry, but that is the way 98% of people who really care about this country feel!
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        by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM in reply to Annabelle
        Which side of that fence are you actually trying to be on? That must hurt up there in the middle.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:00 AM
    If I had her money do you think I would need drugs to get a rush PALEEESE! what a waste
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      by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM in reply to
      Since you've obviously not had that kind of money, then I guess you don't know that.
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      by Snow Hill on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:19 AM in reply to
      Since you did not have her money, you need to go to rehab and get some help.
  • by Sad :-( on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Although Whitney Houston had great talent and it is a shame here life went the way it did, I have to agree with the posters below. Where are the stories and tributes to our fallen soldiers? One by one they should be plastered across the front pages and given the recognition they deserve. Yes, it is a sad time for this country. Not that this particular issue is Obama's fault, but, ANYBODY BUT OBAMA 2012!!! RIP Whitney Houston.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:59 AM
    WHO CARES! How about you post a story every time a service members body arrives in their home town! I'm tired of hearing about a dead crack head!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:59 AM in reply to
      THANK YOU! as is four dollaars and we are headed for financial collapse-but the news is worried why she died for cripe sake!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:23 AM
    Who cares, She was a drug addict that overdosed and drowned. Seems seems she just couldn't keep her head above water :)
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