February 14th, 2012
02:21 AM ET

Houston's family prepares for funeral

A hearse and a large police procession arrived just before midnight Tuesday at a New Jersey funeral home that is handling the funeral arrangements for Whitney Houston.

The hearse was escorted by police from Teterboro Airport to Whigham Funeral Home in Newark as a large crowd gathered. Cissy Houston, Houston's mother, was inside the funeral home, waiting, police said.

And as Houston's grieving family members prepared for her funeral, the exact cause of Houston's death remained a mystery.

Despite widespread media speculation, a Los Angeles County coroner official Monday downplayed the suspicion that drugs played a major role.


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  1. marshall wheeler

    To the family of ms.houston, may GOD be with you all in this time of need. i pray for you . whitney,gave,loved,and lived,she gave us all that she had,for that we all should be grateful. I love you Whitney, But GOD knows what and how much that we can bare.We miss you.Now get ur rest ANGEL!

    February 14, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. John homes

    CNN you ought to be ashamed on how you've handled this Whitney Houston death. It use to be media would at least wait until the person is buried or whatever until you drag their name through the mud. Have you given up on reporting newsor are into creating it. Respect.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |