Remembering Pop Queen Whitney Houston: 1963-2012 | NBC New York

Remembering the pop queen

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 08:52 AM EST

Whitney's Dress, Earrings up for Auction

Whitney's Dress, Earrings up for Auction

A dress Whitney Houston wore in the movie "The Bodyguard" is already ready to be auctioned off.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM EST

Whitney Houston Laid to Rest at NJ Burial

Whitney Houston Laid to Rest at NJ Burial

Whitney Houston was laid to rest Sunday at a brief private ceremony in New Jersey, the end of a weekend that saw the pop star's family and friends gather at a star-studded funeral to mourn her loss while...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at 10:36 PM EST

Fans Kept From Funeral Mourn Houston in NJ Streets

Fans Kept From Funeral Mourn Houston in NJ Streets

About 100 people crowded together at Jay and Sussex streets about three blocks from the church, a rundown enclave in urban Newark.

Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM EST

Loss Amid Normalcy at Hotel Where Whitney Died

Loss Amid Normalcy at Hotel Where Whitney Died

Lined with black-and-white photos of Hollywood stars, the hallway on the fourth floor where Houston died was empty and silent, and without security. Only housekeeping staff could be seen going room to room.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 08:28 AM EST

Bobby Brown Leaves Whitney's Funeral Early

Bobby Brown Leaves Whitney's Funeral Early

Whitney Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, was among the 1,500 mourners who filed into the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., for Saturday’s funeral for the deceased pop legend, but he didn’t stay for...

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