Whitney Houston's Funeral: Bobby Brown, Kevin Costner, Tyler Perry Join Guest List
Bobby Brown will attend Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday, the late singer's rep, Jill Fritzo, confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.
Brown, who divorced Houston in 2007 following a tumultuous 15-year marriage, left his concert tour with New Edition earlier this week to fly to Los Angeles and console their 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown; she was briefly hospitalized for anxiety-related issues a day after her mother was found dead Feb. 11.
According to a report on TMZ, the Houston family had initially debated inviting Brown to the ceremony before eventually deciding to offer him an olive branch.
Meanwhile, Kevin Costner -- Houston's co-star in the hit 1992 film The Bodyguard -- will be among the celebrity mourners at the private services, which are being held at noon Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J.
Fritzo said the actor is scheduled to speak at the church where Houston sang growin up, while Rev. Marvin Winans will deliver the eulogy.
Costner joins a roster of guests including: Dionne Warwick, Houston's cousin; Alicia Keys; Tyler Perry; Rickey Minor; CeCe Winans, Bobbi Kristina's godmother; and gospel singers Kim Burrell and Donnie McClurkin.
As previously reported, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are slated to perform, while Houston's longtime producer and mentor, Clive Davis, will be a speaker.
Houston died Saturday at the Beverly Hilton hotel, at the age of 48. Her body was found "underwater and apparently unconscious" in a bathtub in her hotel room, police said. An autopsy was completed -- but the results are on security hold pending a toxicology report.
Her body was flown into Newark on Monday night in Perry's private jet; the casket was then driven to the Newark's Whigham Funeral Home, which is handling the services.