MEMORIAL

Houston Funeral to Be Held Friday

The funeral for Whitney Houston will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the singer’s hometown. The Associated Press reports that Houston's body has landed in New Jersey, having flown on a private plane from Los Angeles. Police will then escort the body to Whigham Funeral Home. Houston's family is planning to hold a more intimate wake on Thursday before Friday's funeral service at the Prudential Center, which holds 18,000 people. The cause of death is still unknown, though it's understood she was found unconscious and underwater in a hotel tub. While Houston's death shocked her family and friends, she had reportedly been partying a lot in the week leading up to the Grammys. A source told People that the singer had been "on a downward spiral for a long time."