Final Goodbye for Whitney Houston

    Filipino shoppers walk past the "tribute wall" for the late American singer Whitney Houston at the SM North EDSA shopping mall in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The tribute wall was put up for fans to write their messages following Houston's sudden death Saturday at age 48. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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    At the Whitney Houston funeral, ABC News reportst that Bobby Brown left the church and drove off with his son Landon and daughter LaPrincia in a black Cadillac Escalade. The highlight of the funeral so far is when Kevin Costner took the stage and elicited some laughs while cracking jokes about sneaking into church as a child and casting Whitney in The Bodyguard. He signed off saying "Off you go," and that when Whitney sings in front of God she shouldn't worry because she'll be "good enough." After a visibly emotional Alicia Keys sang, Mentor Clive Davis said of Whitney, "You wait for a voice like that for a lifetime." Though it’s a private invitation-only funeral, is being livestreamed across the globe Saturday from the New Hope Baptist Church, Houston’s childhood church. Aretha Franklin is no longer singing during the service due to a sudden illness.

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