Date: 14th February 2012
Whitney Houston's body has arrived in her home state of New Jersey as her family discussed plans for a funeral at one of America's busiest entertainment venues.
Two people who spoke to the singer's family said they had raised the possibility of holding a wake on Thursday and a funeral on Friday at Newark's Prudential Centre, which hosts college and professional sporting events and seats about 18,000 people.
City officials said they were awaiting the family's arrival to complete the funeral planning.
A picture of Houston, 48, appeared on the electronic board outside the arena with a New Jersey Devils game scheduled for Friday night - posing a logistical challenge to a funeral that day.
The pop star was found dead in a bath in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy Awards gala.
Funeral arrangements were being made by Newark's Whigham Funeral Home, which handled the 2003 funeral of Houston's father John, according to the sources.
Houston fans went to the funeral home, where they played her songs, sang and lit candles to remember her.
Source: Press Release