Whitney Houston's Funeral: Aretha Franklin Pulls Out Of Performance Due To Illness

18 February 2012, 16:17

The Queen of Soul has been forced to cancel her performance at the late singer's memorial service due to ill health.

Aretha Franklin has pulled out of performing at Whitney Houston's funeral today after a bout of ill health.

The 'Respect' singer had been due to sing 'The Greatest Love Of All' at the late singer's memorial service today (18th February) in New Jersey, but a representative for Aretha confirmed to CNN that she will no longer be performing.

Whitney Houston's funeral will still feature a performance by Motown legend Stevie Wonder, who is expected to sing 'Ribbon In The Sky', as well as tributes by R Kelly, Alicia Key and gospel singers Kim Burrell and BeBe Winans.

The private service will also reportedly see Whitney's The Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner speaking, as well as personal speeches by Arista Records executive Clive Davis, director Tyler Perry and Whitney's cousin and fellow singer Dionne Warwick.

Whitney Houston died last week (11th February) at the age of 48 and will be laid to rest at the New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey.

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