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Kevin Costner and Clive Davis to Speak at Whitney Houston's Funeral | Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston

Kevin Costner and Clive Davis to Speak at Whitney Houston's Funeral

Originally posted 02/16/2012 11:50AM

Kevin Costner, the leading man who costarred with Whitney Houston in her greatest movie hit, The Bodyguard, is planning to speak at her funeral this weekend, a family source tells PEOPLE.

In addition, both Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the service, and Houston's record producer from the very beginning of her career, Clive Davis, will also speak, Whitney's rep confirms.

According to the family source, "Whitney's family is devastated, but they're getting through it."

In addition, says the family source, "Clive has been a complete rock for her family this entire time. He's been with her since the beginning, and he's been everything to them. They're leaning on him for emotional support. He talks to them hourly, and he's a very big part in planning her funeral. Clive has been a constant presence for them. They're thanking God for Clive."

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Clive Davis Honors Whitney at Pre-Grammy Party | Clive Davis, Whitney Houston

Honoring Whitney Houston: A Moment of Silence at Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Bash

Originally posted 02/12/2012 01:50AM

The death of Whitney Houston has rocked the industry on the eve of music's biggest night, but the show must go on – it's what she would have wanted, music mogul Clive Davis said Saturday night.

"Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight," he told those gathered Saturday night at The Recording Academy and Clive Davis's pre-Grammy gala, which she was due to attend (although she was not scheduled to perform, he said, as previously reported).

"She loved music and loved this night that celebrated music," he continued of the late singer, whose death is currently under investigation.

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Whitney Houston's Death: 'A Light Has Been Dimmed' in Music Industry

Whitney Houston's Death: 'A Light Has Been Dimmed' in Music Industry

Originally posted 02/11/2012 11:00PM

The loss of a legend on the eve of Sunday's Grammys has brought a message of condolence from the Recording Academy.

"Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades," Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy, which presents the annual Grammy Awards, said in a statement Saturday.

"Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs."

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Whitney Houston Back in Form for CD Launch

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Whitney Houston Back in Form for CD Launch

Originally posted 07/15/2009 02:10PM

In London to unveil her new album at a VIP party Tuesday night, Whitney Houston – looking glam in a black and white Dolce & Gabbana gown – signaled she was back.

With her mentor, music mogul Clive Davis, playing nine tracks from her upcoming album to be released in September, Houston, 45, "looked radiant," a source at the party at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel tells PEOPLE.

"She gave an amazing speech saying how much the album comes from the heart and telling of her love for Clive Davis," the source added. "She was also saying how much she loved being in London … and you could tell she was happy to be here."

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Kelly Clarkson Speaks Out on Clive Davis 'Feud' | Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Clarkson Speaks Out on Clive Davis 'Feud'

Originally posted 07/23/2007 12:35PM

Kelly Clarkson is finally speaking out to clear up rumors about her relationship with label head Clive Davis after the two had creative differences over her latest record.

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Originally posted 09/23/1998 12:00AM

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