Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bobby Brown And Whitney Houston Funeral

Bobby Brown And Whitney Houston Funeral, Will Bobby Brown Be at Whitney Houston's Funeral? Reports of tension between Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston's family about his attending her funeral, scheduled for Saturday, are inaccurate, a source close to Bobby Brown told ABC News late Tuesday.

TMZ reported that Brown was being frozen out of the service by Houston's family members, but a source told ABC News that Brown has been contacted about going.

In response to those reports, Brown's rep released a statement today saying, "Any report or statement that does not originate from my office about Bobby Brown or his representatives, is not authorized by Bobby Brown. We are not focused on reports, stories or false reports for that matter."

One of Houston's family members confirmed to ABC News Tuesday night that while many people in the family don't want Brown to attend the private, invite-only, Saturday funeral, they can't stop him because of his daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina. She was hospitalized for stress and anxiety after Houston's Saturday death.

"My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better," Brown said in an email statement to Tuesday. "We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother's death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected."

Many of Houston's friends and family have left California for New Jersey. Ray Watson -- Houston's brother-in-law and bodyguard -- and more family members are back in the Garden State. Bobbi Kristina was thought to be in New Jersey with her mother's family but the Brown camp said Tuesday she is still in California with her father and other siblings. While Bobbi Kristina is Brown's only child with Houston, he has five other children from different relationships.

The owner of the funeral home making Houston's arrangements Tuesday said the singer will be laid to rest after a funeral service at Newark's New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston started singing. There will be no public memorial for Houston, despite initial reports.

Meanwhile, investigators will be looking into doctors who wrote multiple sedative prescriptions for the singer as they try to determine the cause of her death.

Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Assistant Chief Ed Winter told ABC News the office is "conducting an investigation and will try to obtain medical records from her doctors."

Houston's cause of death will not be made public for six to eight weeks, pending toxicology results.