NJ Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston attends the 30th Annual Grammy Awards, Radio City Music Hall, NYC, on March 2, 1988 Whitney Houston attends the 30th Annual Grammy Awards, Radio City Music Hall, NYC, on March 2, 1988

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will order flags flown at half-staff Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston.

The governor says Houston was a “cultural icon” who belongs in the same category in New Jersey music history as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen.

He says her accomplishments were “a great source of pride for the people of the state.”

Her funeral will be held the same day in her birthplace of Newark.

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