whitney houston gma 2009 Whitney Houston's body flown to New Jersey for funeralFuneral plans are underway for Whitney Houston. Reuters reports that her body was flown out of Los Angeles Monday (Feb. 13) to New Jersey for funeral services. NBC New York reports that the funeral is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17 at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey.

Sources close to the family tell NBC New York that Whigham Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. There will be a wake on Thursday, with the funeral the following day.

Circumstances of Houston’s death are still largely unknown and with details trickling out. Some reports have said that while Houston was found in the bathtub, she did not drown but instead died due to a mix of alcohol and prescription drugs in her system. But the L.A. County Coroner’s office tells the Associated Press that nothing will be known for certain until toxicology results come back in a couple weeks.

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