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Sunday, February 19, 2012

kevin costner on whitney houston

kevin costner on whitney houston

Kevin Costner wants to honor his co-star's memory., The actor will speak at Whitney Houston's funeral Saturday, joining Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder on the list of those to honor the singer.

The two co-starred in Whitney's highest grossing film, The Bodyguard. Whitney also performed I Will Always Love You in the film as well.
Costner will also be joined by Clive Davis, who sources say has "been a rock" for the family and talks to them hourly. This comes after their perturbation about his pre Grammy party.
The Bodyguard grossed over $400 million. We'll see who else will come forward leading up to her funeral Saturday.
Kevin Costner offered a touching speech at Whitney Houston's funeral today, talking about the Baptist Church upbringings both of them had, as well as obstacles they had to overcome to work together and make worldwide blockbuster "The Bodyguard."

Costner was among a host of celebrities attending, including Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder. However, Aretha Franklin, who was scheduled to sing at the funeral, was unable to attend.

Costner started his address by explaining how one of Houston's most well-known hits, "I Will Always Love You," almost never came to be. He revealed how another song, "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted," was going to be used in "The Bodyguard."

"What becomes of our broken hearts? Whitney returns home today, to the place where it all began," Costner said. "I ask that we dry our tears, suspend our sorrow, just long enough to remember the sweet miracle that was Whitney. We can't forget Cissy and Bobbi Kristina sit among us. Your mother and I had a lot in common. A lot of people are thinking, really? You're a boy, she's a girl; she's black, you're white. I heard you like to sing, but our girl could really sing."However, he then went on to explain what they held in common. He revealed that they both grew up in the Baptist Church, and continued to hold the church very close to their hearts.

"We both grew up in the Baptist church. It wasn't as big as this. My grandmother played the piano and she led the choir. Her two daughters sang in it. My earliest memories are tied to that church in Paramount."
f Whitney Houston ever needed confirmation that we will always love her, this is it. It’s still hard to believe that the troubled singer is no longer with us, but the overwhelming response to her death in the media reminds us that her music will always be with us. Along with Stevie Wonder and several others, Aretha Franklin was originally slated to perform in honor of the fallen star at today’s funeral, but health concerns unfortunately kept her away. Stepping in was Alicia Keys to sing “Send Me An Angel.” And in one of several heartfelt speeches, Houston’s The Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner spoke at length about the role that made her a movie star in addition to one of the greatest voices of all time. Watch below.

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