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Whitney Houston

Laid to Rest

2/19/2012 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pop legend Whitney Houston was buried today at Fairview Cemetery.

Pop legend Whitney Houston was buried today at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ.

Houston was laid to rest next to her father, John Russell Houston, who died in 2003. The burial was a small "family only" affair and not the star-studded event that yesterday's moving funeral service was.

As TMZ first reported, Whitney's casket was heavily protected since the funeral yesterday ... with nearly 10 security guards working in shifts to keep it guarded.

Houston passed away back on February 11. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

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Tim    

I get so emotional.........

946 days ago
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rocky    

I just can't believe this poor family can't even have some private time when they lay her to rest. I mean SURELY the black governor could have intervened here and made sure no media was around. Geez.

946 days ago
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Dee    

LucyInSky, kill ya damn self h*e

946 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

I just read this from a person that really knew her.
As a guest of the producers of the American Music Awards... and many other functions, I've met her numerous times and experienced closely on what goes on behind the scenes, what is said etc. and I can tell you as a witness over the years is that this woman was not a nice or good person and not very bright. I have so many tales to tell... but the bottom-line, this woman was "nuts"... a "narcissist to the nth degree" and she treated everyone terribly. No one liked her behind the scenes and you could NEVER rely on her... she would almost always change plans or threaten to cancel on you for the stupidest reasons. A total pain.

Anyway, I don't mourn her at all. You reap what you sow.

Jim

946 days ago
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Larry    

10 security guards paid to guard a dead body. That's a prime example of the ridiculous overspending by Whitney and her camp over the last 2 decades.

946 days ago
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rob    

This is sad! I do think they maybe making a mistake by burying her in that area. They should have her put in one of those walls like they did with Michael Jackson. To many freaks in this world! RIP Whitney we will always love you!

946 days ago
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Athina    

What about grave robbers? There are a lot of sickos out there. Also, just family? What about the TMZ paprats and others hanging around when it's so inappropriate not to..

946 days ago
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serafina    

Nearly 10 guards? Either it's 9 or 10 - which is it? 9 1/2?

946 days ago
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Derwood    

Jeez. Again? How many days is this going to last?

946 days ago
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SURFCOWBOY    

10 USELESS FAT security guards, better yet, just take 10 little barking poodles and put them in a cop outfit and it will be equivalent. AH! Yes, you need security, ppl are what???????????? STUPID AND CURIOUS. If I were a family member of Whitney, Id want peace and quiet and respect. Why are they hiring cheap rent a cop security???? As if thats going to keep the curious IDIOTS of society away. I dont understand why ppl are so star struck!?!??!! Its one thing to admire a celebrity and its another thing to come up to them and bother them, this is a funeral, there should be no need for security!!!! ppl need to mind their F-ING business.

946 days ago
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russ    

who cares. 1 junkie takes up this much space on the internet and news yet the soldiers that give there lives to protect ours die all the time and rarely do you see anything on them. Total BS.

946 days ago
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thedash    

Well people change, good to bad, bad to good. I think people find it so easy to spew bad or mean spirited comments because YOU'RE holding on to something. Forgive and forget people. The lady has passed on. She has left an impactful mark, despite the negative, she did plenty of positive. What will your 'mark' be? Or will you just be remembered for posting negative comments of little to no value at every opportunity presented? Crazy.

946 days ago
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Eve    

Stop your hurtful comments about Whitney and her family, we are not perfect and God had no problems welcoming her back into his arms. Drugs don't care what color you are, if you hook, your hook. Stop treating her like she was the only entertainer who had issues. We still have thousands of celebrity druggies here on earth to get at, just her be a peace.

946 days ago
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gigi    

TMZ GO HOME! WHY ON EARTH ARE U AT THE BURIAL ITS FAMILY ONLY SO YOU WONT GET A GOOD SHOT ANYWAY ITS "PRIVATE" GEEZ R.I.P MS.HOUSTON

946 days ago
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NYC    

@ Dennis Johnson....thats why she was a diva. As for "not very bright", thats why she was the one calling all the shots and making the millions..not Jim

946 days ago
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