Remains Transported On Tyler's Jet

Whitney Houston's remains were reportedly transported from Los Angeles to her hometown of Newark on a private jet owned by director Tyler Perry. All in a day's work for the charitable lensman.

When filmmaker Tyler Perry learned that Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bathroom on the eve of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, he knew he needed to do something.

Houston's body was transported from Los Angeles to the East Coast via Perry's plane, according to word 'round the blogosphere. The Madea's Family Reunion star is in the City of Angels promoting the release of his upcoming film Good Deeds. He offered up his private plane to the Houston family shortly after the "Saving All My Love" songstress' lifeless remains were discovered in a fourth floor suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Whitney's body arrived in Newark, New Jersey late Monday.

Tyler is as well known for his philanthropic spirit as he is for donning a dress and toting a gun as his quick-tempered alter ego, Mabel Simmons.

In 2009, the entertainment Renaissance man -- who earned an estimated $130 million last year -- treated a group of happy summer campers in Philadelphia to a trip to Walt Disney World. The Madea's Big Happy Family star was taken aback after reading reports that the inner-city kids from Creative Steps Day Camp were turned away from a local swimming pool in an act of modern-day racism.

The following year, Tyler ponied up the dough needed to rebuild an elderly Atlanta woman's home. Perry let his heartstrings tug at his purse strings when Rosa Lee Ransby, 88, and her 4-year-old great-granddaughter were left homeless by a blaze that ripped through their Coweta County dwelling.

And let us not forget Tyler's ultimate act of charity: Giving Kim Kardashian a job!

Photo credit: WENN.com

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Comments on "Tyler Perry foots bill to send Whitney Houston home"

Ivy Edwards March 02, 2012 | 1:41 PM

Thank you, for meeting needs of a brother I can see for myself who has not forgot where he came from. I know this will continue to spring to other well off brothers and sister. And remember what other people say about you they just hating! You are truely for right. The lord will reward the good things you do.

B LEE February 26, 2012 | 12:28 PM

Tyler Perry so very thoughful to lend his plane to bring Whitney home.

Kitty February 21, 2012 | 1:23 PM

I'll tell you what... rich people stop trying to do anything for poor, critical, ---------! You can't win for losing with jealous folks. SO WHAT if he writes it off on his taxes! The point is that the body made it home. The question is why the family couldn't/didn't make the arrangement for transport?

christineyvo February 20, 2012 | 5:21 PM

When Tyler Perry offered the Houston family the use of his plane to send Whitney home I'm sure it was from his heart and that he will not be adding that to he tax statements. Here's a man who came from no body to somebody. Let me commend you Mr. Perry on all that you have done to change a lot of peoples life with love and laughter.

Whattheheck February 20, 2012 | 5:04 PM

I wonder sometimes if these charities are mde with the though that they are ultimately going to be tax deductions? If i were rich as these stars are i would personally send thousands of kids to college and feed and cloth them. I would imagine that some , what 1- 20 million is not going to break me when i make over 100 million a year. So where really is there heart?

Sheila February 20, 2012 | 6:39 AM

Thank you so much Mr. Perry for being a real true friend to Whitney and the Houston family. Your kind and loving heart should be an inspiration to us all...to do for others, because in the end we ARE our brothers keeper. May God continue to bless you.

Debbie February 18, 2012 | 11:50 AM

I have the most admiration for Tyler Perry. His heart strings are tugged at because most people do not know his horrific past of his childhood and upbringing.. Read his story and clips athttp://www.oprah/oprahshow/Tyler-Perry-Speaks-Out-About-Being-Molested-and-the-Aftermath Read the story, watch the clips, and if you can find clips on youtube, it is the interview with Oprah from 2010. You will be amazed at what this man has went through in his life. The video clips show the pain in his outpouring of tears and deepfelt hurt. We love u Tyler.

Kitmose February 15, 2012 | 4:26 PM

Are you sure "Max" didn't mean Diva? God Bless you Tyler!

max February 15, 2012 | 12:56 PM

Mr,Perry god knew this day would come for you to show love to the DIVE MRS. W.E.HOUSTON GGOD BLESS YOU

Crystal February 15, 2012 | 10:53 AM

Thank you Tyler for all that you do. Sometimes it's the little things that count. We will pray for that "bitter person" who wrote such a rude comment up above. Life is too short to have such hatefulness in your heart. Tyler i've always supported you and will continue. Please continue to be the person you are. That's why you have accomplished so much in your young life. I hope oneday that i'll meet you. I love you. Crystal (richmond,VA)

rusty February 15, 2012 | 4:30 AM

Thank you, Mr. Perry.

beebee February 14, 2012 | 6:03 PM

so happy that someone knows what to do in a time of real need not like most people always got there hand out for a free bee. mr. perry knows what the it is went you don't let the left hand know what the right hand is doing. god blesses us to be a blessing to others. some people would have him stand on the street and give away all his money because we as a people always want something for nothing. but life is not all about what you can get for free. its about knowing when to stop and when to go. mr. perry knows this. as for me and my family we would support any show, movie, or play by mr. perry. he is good folk. (you will find out) as for you what would some one find out that you have nothing always wanting to stay up with the owls and fly with the birds. be glad you are not a part of the family becuase then the shoe would be on your foot. love and much respect to you mr. perry for what you have done and what you will keep doing you know what, were, and how, and no means no i am so glad for this and you; thank you god for all you do in mr. perry life this far. thank you mr. perry for being that man you r

Felecia F. February 14, 2012 | 5:46 PM

Mr.Perry, I truly believe that you are so very blessed because God can trust you. He can trust you to be His hands here on earth. You are an awesome example of His love. Thank you for being so kind to the Houston Family. You really know how to do "Good Deeds". Be Blessed of the Lord.

Linda Saunders February 14, 2012 | 2:53 PM

I think that Tyler Perry was very thoughtful to do something like this....I love Tyler Perry and everthing he writes, there is always a message he is trying to send out to us. God bless whitney's Family, she will be missed by many....RIP

Barbara February 14, 2012 | 12:57 PM

Blessed to be a Blessing, what a act of kindness. Tyler May the Lord continue to shine his face upon you. To the Houston/Brown family God is the God of all comfort.

Lexliv.... February 14, 2012 | 12:42 PM

Tyler is a true man of God, Your mother will be proud, I see a man that will make a very good husband, Thank you for all you do and continue to do in our lives, Bless man of God....

Mia Pam February 14, 2012 | 12:31 PM

Tyler Perry is to be commended and blessed for his generosity. His God given talent is entertaining others (with a message) -- he meets you where you are so that the message can be heard and consumed. I always support every film he has produced - and will continue to do so because of the man that he is -- a God gifted man with a spirit within him. Love you for all you do.

Michele G. February 14, 2012 | 12:15 PM

What a wonderful, generous thing for Tyler to do, once again. It's so great to see a star who is so humble & charitable.

Ellis February 14, 2012 | 12:05 PM

Thanks Tyler. Thank you for just being a man about it...and ending all the speculation. Madea's proud of you, too!

Pam February 14, 2012 | 11:08 AM

Tyler Perry is a man with a heart of gold. You did such a wonderful thing. I admire you and your work. May God keep on blessing you.

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