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Kevin Costner Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston During Her Funeral

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We weren't sure where this was going to go, but wow, does he get you at the end.

Kevin Costner paid tribute to his co-star from The Bodyguard, and friend Whitney Houston today at the singer's funeral, held in New Jersey, and we were pretty broken up watching him fight back the tears during his remembrance of her.

Truly touching.

Check it out (above).

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27 comments to “Kevin Costner Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston During Her Funeral”



  1. 1

    For a while there it seemed to be a lot about him. I's glad he brought it around to being about her.



  2. 2

    Such a heartfelt and beautiful tribute…you can tell he really put a lot of thought into this - I agree, I didn't know where he was going with it in the beginning, but it all comes together in the middle and ends up being totally moving. Sad, joyful, painful and funny all at the same time. Well done, Kevin.

  3. Rossi says – reply to this


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    That was simply beautiful.



  4. 4

    Beautiful



  5. 5

    Of course you weren't sure where it was going. There was no drama for you to write about other than you weren't sure where it was going. How funny . Costner is a Class Act; something you will never ever be. You are a bottom feeder and that is all you will ever be.



  6. 6

    very touching and well put together



  7. 7

    My respect for Kevin Costner has just grown one million times larger…



  8. 8

    oh and ps..ocean girl…go drown yourself…



  9. 9

    Re: Pacific Ocean Gal – Amen to that!



  10. 10

    Confession. I watched part of the Whitney Houston funeral on television today. Time after time, it was spoken or inferred that God's hand was all over her, her voice, her career, her legacy, her life.

    Of course, there were references to Heaven and angel song (much of the ceremony feeling choreographed like a Grammy number), God's name being uttered over a chorus of celebrity performances and appearances.

    Certainly possessing superlative talent, Whitney Houston's abilities and beauty were her own and not the property of any deity. Her sad slide into drug abuse and destructive behavior (resulting in her ultimate end, dead from overdose in a hotel bathtub) was a story of choices…human choices…and no happy Jesus talk and gospel choirs will ever make Houston's death anything other than tragic and pointless.

    When I was a believer, church funerals gave comfort. As an atheist, church funerals seem like a sweet-tasting yet empty placebo for the grief-stricken. I yearn for memorial services that are truly based around fond memories, poignant stories and perhaps even some helpful lessons to be learned, because the whole "God called them home" themes ring false to me, and the theatrics and sermons are saccharine and unsatisfying.



  11. 11

    Beautiful comments by Kevin Costner, thank you for posting this.



  12. 12

    beautiful…. what respect.



  13. 13

    This was really good, almost perfect. Heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Well done, Kevin!



  14. 14

    Kevin Costner has CLASS and Whitney would have been so much better off if she would have married him. He would have cherished her and loved her and she'd probably be happy, safe and alive today. So sad!

    He's a good man and spoke with such heartfelt grace. And, Tyler Perry was just awesome as well.

    I'm watching "The Bodyguard" right now and it really was a wonderful movie. So sad that Whitney is gone!



  15. 15

    I wonder how many phone calls he made to her when she was at rock bottom.. humm.. probably NONE! Self absorbed hollywood assholes pretending they have a heart all of a sudden. The second shit got rough they ALL distanced themselves from her. Sure they said they loved her music… but wouldnt touch her with a ten foot pole in fear it would affect their public image. Blow it out your asshole, bitches!



  16. 16

    Re: babsee – You are amazing. Couldnt have said it better myself!



  17. 17

    That was beautiful.

  18. Glen says – reply to this


    18

    ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME - whitney houston - ME ME ME ME Remember ME? ME ME ME ME -



  19. 19

    this brought tears to my eyes

    i dont care what anyone says that was her song …i dont normally cry but the tears just came by themselves this is such a waste of a beautiful life
    they have every right to a church service whitney was part of the church .

    rest in peace darling . ive always thought kevin costner had something special …

  20. Lupie says – reply to this


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    I agree with the others about not being sure where he was going and wishing Jessie Jackson would have kicked him, but I'm glad I listened to the whole thing. Very, very touching.



  21. 21

    Re: SteveIsHot

    And how do you know he DIDN'T reach out to her? You don't. So unless you kept a log of who tried to help Whitney during all her years of wreckless behaviour, don't judge!



  22. 22

    I think the reason why he shared a lot about himself in the beginning was to make himself less of an outsider. Obviously it was a long way around it but he finally did it back to Whitney and he obviously cared a great deal for her.



  23. 23

    Re: Kayla19 – I agree with Kayla. I also think it is part of a Southern, Story-telling tradition. He told his story. I thought it was beautiful.



  24. 24

    Lol!!!! Is great to see a so-called "friend" make a eulogy speech all about "me"….Hell, God knows he hasn't seen a camera pointed at him in the last 15 years, guess he was making the most of it…but pretty sure this performance won't lead to any movie roles :) ~



  25. 25

    So heart Warming But I still think Whitney Houston Should be alive she was the voice of the century I feel so sad So does my family thats she gone R.i.P



  26. 26

    I wonder if they were more than friends…

  27. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Thought it was well done, and liked his eulogy the best.