Singer Ray J, seen breaking down and reaching for Whitney Houston as her casket is being taken out of the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. Photo credit: Twitpic
Twitter users are requesting prayers for singer Ray J, who was seen breaking down at Whitney Houston's funeral as he touches her casket. Houston's funeral was held on Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J.
Houston died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11. She was 48 years old and the cause of her death has not yet been released. It was rumored that Ray J and Houston had a relationship that began in 2007.
TMZ has reported that when Houston was found dead, Ray J received the news at home and rushed to her hotel but was turned away by authorities.
Ray J recently released a statement to The Associated Press about Houston's death, noting that he is feeling emptiness.
What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words, Ray J said, adding that the world might have lost an icon but I lost my close friend.
Ray J said Houston was happy and full of love.
Your smile will live in my heart forever, he said.
Ray J has told the media that Whitney Houston was a friend and that he has known her for years.
She's a friend of the family. So, when we go out it's just the next day it's everywhere and there are so many different stories, Ray J told the media, addressing the rumors. But that's my people, that's my friend.
Here what Twitter users are saying about Ray J:
-- Omg Ray J....pray for him yall. - Fox Boogie
-- crying so hard at ray j breaking down on the right..omg - leahTM
-- RAY J BREAKING DOWN REACHING OUT FOR WHITNEY. - *THE ORIGINATOR* @SEAN_IS_ROYALTY
-- Ray J really loved Whitney Houston - Ambitious Girl :)
-- Poor Ray J too. :/ - αn∂rεα mαriε ?
-- Ray J broke down crying at whitney's funeral -___- #sosad - Miss. Ladyy