Hundreds of people lined up on Martin Luther King Boulevard this evening, gathering nearby the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey while those closest to Whitney Houston - including her daughter and mother, who exited a limo holding hands - held a wake for the late artist.

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In the wake of Whitney Houston's death, the public has heard numerous responses from those that knew the legend well (Ray J) to know those speculating wildly in order to increase ratings (Nancy Grace).

But few were closer to Houston than Aretha Franklin, the artist's godmother. She spoke to The Today Show this morning about actually hearing the tragic news.

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For the first time since the death of Whitney Houston, the man who most recently dated this legendary singer has spoken out.

In a just-released statement, Ray J says: "Over the past few days, I've tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon, but I lost my close friend."

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All may not be completely well between Bobby Brown and the family of Whitney Houston, but a temporary accord has at least been reached.

Following questions over whether or not Brown would be welcome at his ex-wife's funeral - many of his former in-laws believe Bobby has been a terrible influence on both Whitney and daughter Bobbi Kristina - a source tells TMZ:

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The official death certificate for Whitney Houston has been filed with Los Angeles County and made available to the public - but it reveals very little about the singer that we didn't already know.

The document runs through the basics - name, date of birth, occupation ("entertainer"), marital status, next of kin (Bobbi Kristina) and place of death - and also confirms that she'll be buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.

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Bobby Brown has issued a new statement concerning his daughter, updating fans concerned over the mental and physical state of 18-year old Bobbi Kristina.

"My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better," the singer said today. "We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother's death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected."

A few more details have been released regarding Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday, and one is especially troubling for Bobby Brown.

First, though, we can confirm that gospel singer Marvin Winans - who officiated the 1992 wedding of Houston and Brown - will eulogize the legend at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says government building flags will fly at half-staff that day.

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