Whitney Houston funeral to be streamed live

This file photo shows singer Whitney Houston at This file photo shows singer Whitney Houston at the BET Honors in the Warner Theatre in Washington. (Jan. 17, 2009) Photo Credit: AP

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Fans worldwide who want to bid Whitney Houston farewell will be able to watch her private funeral on the Internet.

Her publicist, Kristen Foster, announced that The Associated Press will be allowed a camera at Saturday's ceremony at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. The event will be available to broadcasters via satellite and Newsday.com will be streaming live.

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Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston's 18-year-old daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown, is recovering from the initial shock of her mother's death, her father said Wednesday.

"My daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is doing much better," Brown said in a statement. "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."

Bobbi Kristina -- who was staying with her mother at The Beverly Hilton hotel, where Houston died unexpectedly Saturday at age 48 -- was "doing OK" after she "broke down" over the weekend and was twice taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for stress and anxiety, Houston's brother-in-law, Billy Watson, had earlier told ABC News.

As family prepared for Saturday's funeral, the Los Angeles County coroner's office has issued subpoenas for medical and pharmacy records from Houston's doctors and medical providers, standard procedure in such investigations. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the request is made in virtually all death investigations because it can shed additional light on how people died and whether they had any serious medical conditions.

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