Whitney Houston: One Year Since Her Death
February 18, 2012: The vocal giant’s funeral is held in Newark, New Jersey. The service features an emotional speech from Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner and heartfelt performances by Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder. Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, also writes a heartbreaking letter to her daughter, which is included in the funeral program. Notably absent are godmother Aretha Franklin and ex-husband Bobby Brown, who left after a dispute over seating.