Whitney Houston fans will be able to watch singer's funeral

American singer Whitney Houston performs on stage during the 183rd edition of the TV show "Wetten, dass..?" (Let's Make a Bet) on October 3, 2009 in Freiburg, southern Germany. JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images

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Whitney Houston performs on Oct. 3, 2009, in Freiburg, Germany.
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Fans who want to bid farewell to Whitney Houston will be able to watch her private funeral online.

The singer's publicist, Kristen Foster, announced that The Associated Press will be the pool camera for the Saturday ceremony in Newark, N.J., and the AP will stream the service on livestream.com/aplive. It also will be available to broadcasters via satellite.

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Houston died in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday at the age of 48. Her body was flown back to her native New Jersey on Monday.

Some fans were disappointed when they learned that the funeral was private and no public memorial was planned.

Houston was born in Newark. The service will be at New Hope Baptist Church, where she sang as a child. Gospel singer Marvin Winans will reportedly give the eulogy at the request of Houston's mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston.

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