Watch Whitney’s funeral via live stream
The AP’s live stream video will be the only way anyone without an invite will be able to watch the funeral live as it takes place on February 18, 2012 at Newark, New Jersey’s New Hope Baptist Church, the same church where Whitney Houston grew up singing.
Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin (Whitney’s godmother) will perform at the funeral and Whitney’s co-star in The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner, will be speaking. Gospel singer and pastor Marvin L. Winans will be delivering the eulogy.
Other celebrities expected to attend Houston’s funeral are Oprah Winfrey, Chaka Khan, Jesse Jackson, Valerie Simpson, Tyler Perry, Rickey Minor, Brandy, Ray J, Alicia Keys and even Mel Gibson (yes, really). Although we originally reported that the New Hope Baptist Church only has 300 seats, there are in fact 1500 seats available and all will be filled.
Watch Whitney Houston’s funeral live stream, LIVE as it begins on Saturday at 9:00am Pacific – 12:00pm Eastern. We will be updating this post so keep checking back with the latest information about the funeral. Live stream video after the cut: