Whitney Houston's Funeral: Who Was There? What Did They Say?

Whitney Houston's Funeral

Whitney Houston’s funeral, there were tears, laughter, memories and lots and lots of star power. Friends and family from near and far came to pay tribute to the dearly departed star. This celebration of her life packed the house with singers she had sung with, actors she had acted with, executives that she made rich. They all came, with tears in their eyes, to speak, sing, and honor this amazingly talented woman.

What celebrities  were in attendance? And what did they say?

Check out the star power paying tribute to Whitney Houston here!

  • Jennifer Hudson 1 of 15
    Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson gave a moving and beautiful tribute to Whitney at this year's Grammy Awards.
  • Alicia Keys 2 of 15
    Alicia Keys
    Alicia took to the piano, and whipped away tears before performing "Can You Send an Angel."
  • Mariah Carey 3 of 15
    Mariah Carey
    Her husband Nick Cannon has been having some health issues, so she attended the funeral with L.A. Reid.
  • Bobby Brown 4 of 15
    Bobby Brown
    There has been rumors that Bobby Brown would not be allowed to attend the funeral, but in the end he was invited. But then he left the funeral before it started due (reportedly) to not liking where he was seated.
  • Mary J. Blige 5 of 15
    Mary J. Blige
    Mary J. Blige was pals with Whitney.
  • Brandy 6 of 15
    Whitney was to be mentoring Brandy in a performance and she was one of the last to work with her.
  • Ray J 7 of 15
    Ray J
    It has been rumored that Whitney and Ray J were in a relationship before her death.
  • Kevin Costner 8 of 15
    Kevin Costner
    Kevin Costner co-starred with Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard. He gave a moving speech saying (in part), ""Whitney, if you could hear me now, I would tell you, you weren't just good enough, you were great," he said. "You sang the whole damn song without a band. You made the picture what it was. A lot of leading men could've played my part … but you, Whitney, I truely believe you were the only one who could've played Rachel Marron at that time. You weren't just pretty, you were as beautiful as a woman could be. And people didn't just like you Whitney, they loved you."
  • Stevie Wonder 9 of 15
    Stevie Wonder
    The beloved singer is said to be performing at the funeral.
  • Dionne Warwick 10 of 15
    Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick will honor her beloved cousin.
  • Clive Davis 11 of 15
    Clive Davis
    Clive Davis was the man behind her success, and she was at the Beverly Hilton to attend and perform at his annual party.
  • Tyler Perry 12 of 15
    Tyler Perry
    ilm magnate Tyler Perry spoke at the Funeral he said, Say whatever you want, God was for her' and that she had grace that "carried her come. He added, "The other thing I know, for sure, and this is more important than anything that she's ever done in her life - Whitney Houston loved the Lord."
  • Oprah Winfrey 13 of 15
    Oprah Winfrey
    A friend and a fan, the queen of TV will be in attendance to honor the queen of R & B.
  • Gayle King 14 of 15
    Gayle King
    Gayle King was very touched by the life and death of Whitney Houston.
  • R. Kelly 15 of 15
    R. Kelly
    Another singer who has a tough road, R. Kelly will be standing in front of the crowd at the funeral.

Photos: PAcificCoastNew and PR Photos


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