News 12 at 6 o'clock / Friday, Feb. 17, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The world says goodbye to Whitney Houston Saturday. She is the singer who inspired generations with several No. 1 hits.
"I don't think that there is a girl out there who didn't stand in the mirror and do their Whitney Houston thing," said radio host Cher Best. "I still do it."
The world is now preparing to say goodbye to the music icon.
"She will be truly missed," said radio host Minnesota Fattz. "But never forgotten."
Local radio stations are doing their part to keep the music alive. Fattz knew Bobby Brown and Houston. He was there when she launched her latest comeback in New York City.
"It was just like wow. Whitney is back," Fattz said. "Everybody was looking for that come back album."
The talk is now about her funeral.
"Kevin Kostner from 'The bodyguard' will be there," Best said. "Aretha Franklin [will be there.]"
The hope is that others will learn from Houston's story.
"People who have been through various addiction in their life should learn from this," Fattz said. "The writing is on the wall."
Local radio stations will be playing tributes to Houston throughout the weekend. The Associated Press will have the only camera inside the funeral tomorrow. Several news outlets are expected to stream the funeral online.
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