NEW YORK – A plane owned by actor-producer Tyler Perry brought Whitney Houston’s dead body back to her birth place in Newark where a funeral is expected to be held later this week. A golden hearse drove Houston’s body from an airport in Teterboro, New Jersey, to the Whigham funeral home in Newark, the city where the 48-year old pop star was born.
A spokeswoman for Houston’s family said a memorial hasn’t been arranged yet. Houston, who was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills Hilton suite, won six Grammy awards during her 25-year old career. She also starred in many blockbuster movies including the 1992 hit “The Bodyguard.”