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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- (TYDN) Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, is still dead. She was 48, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.
Houston's body was found Saturday in her 4th floor room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel here. As of Monday, multiple sources with direct knowledge of Houston still being dead told TheYellowDailyNews in exclusive interviews that Houston was still dead, and that an autopsy was being conducted to determine the cause of Houston still being dead.
That Houston was still dead was first reported on TheYellowDailyNews' website early Monday.
Two people who are members of Houston's family said the singer's body will be taken home to New Jersey late Monday for a funeral to be held at week's end, TheYellowDailyNews has learned. The two spoke to TheYellowDailyNews on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak for the family and funeral arrangements weren't complete.
Now that Houston is confirmed still dead, the Houston family members said Houston's family has raised the possibility of holding a wake Thursday and funeral Friday at Newark's Prudential Center, according to these well-placed Houston family members with direct knowledge of the funeral planning who requested anonymity and were granted anonymity by TheYellowDailyNews because the Houston family did not authorize these Houston family members to speak to TheYellowDailyNews.