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The legendary diva's funeral is set for Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in her hometown of Newark, N.J., and will be invitation only—attended by 1,500 people comprised mostly of family members and Whitney's close friends.
But to ensure that her millions of fans get a chance to say goodbye, Houston's clan has agreed to make the service available for television and web broadcast. (E! Online will be livestreaming the service on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET.)