updated 02/14/2012 AT 11:55 AM ET
•originally published 02/14/2012 AT 9:50 AM ET
The late singer’s body was flown from Los Angeles via a plane owned by actor-producer Tyler Perry, Reuters reports.
Security was tight at the Teterboro, N.J., airport, where a gold hearse left the airport heading to the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark. About 50 fans mourning the death of 48-year-old Houston, who was found in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton suite on Saturday, sung along to some of her greatest hits and lit candles in her memory.