Houston’s family prepares for funeral


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Houston’s body arrives in New Jersey

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Source: Funeral scheduled for Friday or Saturday
  • “Not many prescription bottles” were found in singer’s hotel room, coroner says
  • Coroner: Houston was seen within an hour of her death

Share your thoughts about the passing of musical superstar Whitney Houston.

Los Angeles (CNN) — A hearse and a large police procession arrived just before midnight 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 late Monday 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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