Whitney Houston's Funeral May Be Held in Arena

Singer's body has been transported to her native New Jersey

February 14, 2012 8:45 AM ET
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Whitney Houston performs at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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Whitney Houston's funeral may be held at an arena in her native New Jersey. According to the Associated Press, the singer's family is looking into the possibility. Though the report does not mention a specific venue, the most probable arena would be the Prudential Center in Newark, the city where Houston was born.

Houston's body was flown out of Van Nuys Airport in California yesterday and arrived in New Jersey late last night. Her body is currently at a mortuary in Newark. The singer's cause of death has yet to be officially determined as coroners await results from toxicology tests.

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