whitney houston*Whitney Houston’s body was transported to the East Coast today on Tyler Perry’s private jet, according to reports.

Perry, who was in LA to conduct interviews with the press for his upcoming film “Good Deeds,” immediately offered up his private plane to the family as soon as he heard about Whitney’s death.

Houston’s funeral will probably be held somewhere in New Jersey. A memorial service likely will be held  Friday or Saturday, CNN reported. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a close friend of the Houston family, discussed developments with AJC reporter Ernie Suggs.

“I was in New Jersey yesterday and my impression is that [the body is] going there,” said Jackson, who was in Newark on Sunday meeting with Houston’s mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston. “The mother is distraught. She is a woman of strong faith and she has wrestled with her daughter for a long time. She was under the impression that Whitney was coming out of it. She is completely stunned.”

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