Dionne Warwick Pays Homage to Bobbi Kristina on 'Watch What Happens Live'

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Dionne Warwick

"It's not easy. It's [manageable] because of our faith that Bobbi is with a much bigger and more powerful person, or thing, that she's in much better hands now."

Despite her second cousin Bobbi Kristina Brown passing just hours earlier, Dionne Warwick — ever the showbiz pro — kept her appointment with Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Sunday night.

A musical icon in her own right, Warwick is also Whitney Houston's cousin and the aunt of Brown, who passed away earlier Sunday after spending nearly six months in a medically induced coma. Naturally, Warwick paid homage to her departed family member on live TV.

"She was a sweetheart, she will be missed — she was a good girl," Warwick said.  "It's not easy. It's [manageable] because of our faith that Bobbi is with a much bigger and more powerful person, or thing, that she's in much better hands now."

Prior to Brown's passing, Michael Jackson's nephew Austin Brown penned an essay reflecting on the deep bond between Brown and Houston. You can read that here.

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