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R.I.P. to a LEGEND Whitney Houston

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Whitney Houston’s last days were spent surrounded by family, catching up with old friends and doing a bit of what she was best known for: singing.

Whitney Houston and Clive Davis speak onstage at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 12, 2011.

The 48-year-old singer had been making the rounds in the days before the event, appearing at rehearsals and offering advice to singers Monica and Brandy. On Thursday, she appeared with fellow singer Kelly Price on stage at a Hollywood club, where she sang the hymn Yes, Jesus Loves Me to loud cheers

BOBBI KRISTINA SHARES INTIMATE PICS

Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told reporters outside the Beverly Hilton that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. Her body remained there and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.

“There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time,” Rosen said.

Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death was unknown.

Rosen said police received a 911 call from hotel security about Houston at 3:43 p.m. Saturday. Paramedics who were already at the hotel because of a Grammy party unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate the singer, he said.

Beverly Hills Police Department later issued a statement:”"Whitney Houston was pronounced dead that the scene by members of her entourage which included friends, co-workers, and family. Ms. Houston’s daughter and mother were notified of here death.”

The statement also added that “the investigation is currently being conducted” and that “there is no additional information at this time.”

“The actual cause of death will be determined by the L.A. Co. Coroner’s Office,” it said.

Whitney Houston will be missed dearly. Her music will live on as timeless classics. R.I.P. Whitney Houston

Happy Birthday Whitney

Bobbi Kristina Brown tweeted yesterday. “I’m REALLY REALLY missing my mommy today. 2morrow is #MOMMYSBDAY of course.”

“Once it hits 12 am mommy it’s your birthday&I am going2celebrate it2thee fullest!” she added. “Bc YOU deserve it damn it, YOU deserve Nothing but the BEST!”

In Houston’s honor, her Sparkle family are encouraging fans to tweet birthday messages using the hashtags #SPARKLE and #HappyBdayWhitney.

Jordin Sparks Performing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” At The 2012 BB Awards!

Who will play Whitney Houston??

With reports Rihanna wants to play Whitney Houston should there ever be a biopic about the legendary singer — Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina is telling friends there is only one person that can play that role … HER.

According to our sources, Bobbi feels she is the perfect person to play the part of Whitney … telling friends that no one knew her better.

TMZ sources say BK feels that if Easy E’s son can play him in a movie, she can do it too.

So if such a project ever develops, the producers can expect a call from Bobbi Kristina.

Bobbi Kristina sits down with Oprah

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is set to giver her first interview since her mother’s passing to Oprah Winfrey. On March 11 on OWN, Winfrey’s cable network, as part of the “Oprah’s Next Chapter” series (9PM ET). Bobbi, Houston’s brother Gary Houston, sister-in-law and manager, Patricia Houston will all appear on Oprah’s OWN network.

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Whitney Houston Obituary

WHITNEY HOUSTON OBITUARY

Saturday’s funeral for legendary pop singer Whitney Houston is expected to be made available for television and web streaming from the New Jersey church where she grew up, Houston’s publicist said Wednesday.

The services, to be held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, will be in a much smaller, more intimate setting than the concert halls and arenas Houston packed during her heyday.

In every sense, she will be going home.

Publicists and entertainers by Wednesday had confirmed nearly a dozen celebrities and personalities will be in some of the 1,500 coveted, “invitation-only” seats

Gospel singer and pastor Marvin L. Winans, a longtime friend of the Houston family, will give the eulogy at New Hope Baptist Church. Winans officiated at Houston’s 1992 marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown.

Asked why no public memorial service was planned, Winans told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night the family didn’t “want to have a parade.”

“I don’t think knowing Cissy (Houston’s mother) and the Houston family … it was a matter of public or private as it was this is my daughter, this is my sister, this is my mother, this is my friend and we want to do this with dignity.”

The family’s thinking, Winans told “AC360,” is “we loved her when she was Nippy (a nickname) in New Jersey. The world loves her because of her voice. But if Nippy could not sing, the Houston family would love her.”

Although the family is not commenting on Houston’s burial location, her death certificate filed Wednesday in Los Angeles lists it as Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.

A message left by CNN with the cemetery office was not immediately returned.

Aretha Franklin, Houston’s godmother, has been asked to sing at the funeral, which begins at noon, Franklin’s spokeswoman said.

Others confirmed on the guest list are Chaka Khan, Bebe & CeCe Winans, songwriter Diane Warren, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, pop singer Darlene Love, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Ray J and Brandy. Houston’s cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, was in New Jersey helping the family with funeral arrangements, Warwick’s publicist said

Chaka Khan was a close friend of Houston. Reid produced many of Houston’s songs and Jakes co-produced Houston’s last film, “Sparkle,” which is scheduled to be released this summer. Houston and Jakes are listed as producers.

Ray J, a hip-hop artist, and Houston dated off and on after she was divorced from Brown.

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Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown’s Drug Dealer Tells All

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s former drug dealer is telling everything about the couple’s drug use back in the day. Joey Diaz who claimed he used to sell cocaine to Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown went on the radio and talked about the coke he sold them in the 90′s.

I’m just glad my girl Whitney is back.