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Whitney Houston Funeral

Casket Under LOCKDOWN

Until Burial

2/18/2012 2:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The casket of Whitney Houston.
The casket of Whitney Houston will be heavily guarded until the burial Sunday morning, with a whopping 10 security guards tasked with keeping watch on it ... TMZ has learned. 

According to our sources, the casket will be kept at the cemetery until tomorrow's burial ... but will be well-protected until then.

We're told the family will get an opportunity to see Whitney one more time between now and tomorrow morning.  

Today's funeral service featured touching testimonials by Kevin Costner and Clive Davis, among others.

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msladysta    

Remember in the 80’s Whitney had a thing for Eddie Murphy, but he let her go when he found out she was doing drugs. Say Bobby was her rock. He was young and wild somebody that admire her and wouldn’t say anything about her. Say it was wrong the way they did him at the funeral. Hell when Aretha was married to her children daddy she stays in the Ebony and Jet with black eyes. I bet you when her children daddy die she didn’t keep them away from the funeral. Ms. Aretha it is good that you didn’t show up I know from the interview you love Bobby too. Back when Dionne was a jazz singer she did drugs. How can somebody love God be a fortune teller, hell it was the drugs. Hell all the drug dealers love her and Bob Marley why do you think jazz was so popular. Ok, it your time Beyoncé for them to pick on you stay in retirement and take care of your baby.

889 days ago
122.

John R Huff Jr    


I find is very sytange that the casket was taken to the cemetery this soon. Are you sure you have this right? I imagine it will remain at the funeral home until service time?

889 days ago
123.

Vincent    

At least you got the terminology right, while most reports got it wrong: it is a casket, not a coffin. Caskets are rectangular, like this one, while coffins are six-sided, like the traditional 'Dracula' shape. Also, we don't use the term "hearse" much anymore... it's "funeral coach." And no, we can't use the carpool lane (#1 question asked). BTW, bummed about Whitney, but actually more bummed about David Kelly (died Sunday), the Irish actor from Fawlty Towers, Waking Ned Devine, Charlie & Chocolate Factory. :/

889 days ago
124.

Marc    

How come her Aunt Dionne Warwick didn't save her? Didn't her psychic friends see this coming?

889 days ago
125.

manbearpig    

yeah right, they THINK they have the body! little do they know that i have it and am preparing to start my own haunted house with her as one of my props.
she, jacko and the 50 ft mummified woman yvette vickers are going to rock the house.
people will go to see it!

889 days ago
126.

defref    

A crack user dies ... and the world is taking up important media time to cover it when people are dying all over the world? Please ... let's get back to Syria .. where people are dying for a cause, not because they misused.

889 days ago
127.

msladysta    

Remember in the 80’s Whitney had a thing for Eddie Murphy, but he let her go when he found out she was doing drugs. Say Bobby was her rock. He was young and wild somebody that admire her and wouldn’t say anything about her. Say it was wrong the way they did him at the funeral. Hell when Aretha was married to her children daddy she stays in the Ebony and Jet with black eyes. I bet you when her children daddy die she didn’t keep them away from the funeral. Ms. Aretha it is good that you didn’t show up I know from the interview you love Bobby too. Back when Dionne was a jazz singer she did drugs. How can somebody love God be a fortune teller, hell it was the drugs. Hell all the drug dealers love her and Bob Marley why do you think jazz was so popular. Ok, it your time Beyoncé for them to pick on you stay in retirement and take care of your baby.

889 days ago
128.

tonya    

unfortuantly for all that loved her...you take your own life..you dont go to heaven..i think bobby brown is a piece of crap..you should have been there for your daughter,instead of the losers you brought to the funeral...you will both rest in hell you and whitney..look what the bible says..so her last wish will never happen...she will never get to meet jesus.....

889 days ago
129.

1uniquemonique    

The funeral home had more than 72 hours to open that grave. You're not going to convince me the casket is sitting on top of the ground. That would be against state laws. She's probably somewhere in a freezer. Obvious, there's more to this story. Maybe the funeral home is waiting on their check.

889 days ago
130.

jennifer     

Yero @ Who cares Wass your issue like why youu calling the queen of diva crack head ! Like youu have no respect and it wasnt even her fault . It wass her ex husband Bobby Brown. So don't come and disrespecting her like that ! Show some appreciation ! May R.I.P Whitney Houston youu will be loved and missed forever my angel ! Your talent and music and we thank youu soo much ! Let the Lord take care of you

889 days ago
131.

TeresaGirl    

It's so sad because the truth is Whitney was bisexual and she struggled with it because her Mom wanted her to stop. Whitney could not live as her true self, so she became an addict. Whitney loved her girlfriend who was her “creative director” Robyn Crawford but was being pressured to end it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2103164/Whitneys-REAL-tragedy-giving-greatest-love–female-partner-Robyn-Crawford.html

889 days ago
132.

timid    

Some commented about why the delay for burial. Most funeral homes do not put 'em in the ground until the bill is paid in full. As for Bobby's behavior, he knows better than that. Why he rudely showed up with 10 guests when he was allowed two - himself and one other - is something he'll have to apologize for. It was very disrespectful, the event was NOT about him and his children except for Bobby K. Maybe he was deliberately seeking national media attention by behaving so poorly and thoughtlessly - he won. He may have felt all the time he was associated with Whitney that he had to fight her for the spotlight, for fame and attention he didn't really earn. If so, his behavior at her service was typical, consistent and ugly. I will be happy when the media stops mentioning him when they write about Whitney.

888 days ago
133.

remy    

Bobby Brown did receive an invitation and as a father his role was to sit next next to his daughter as to comfort her.
To show up with an entourage of 9 peoples is outright disrespectful.So the fact that is entourage was asked to sit in the back of the church is understandable.To just leave the church is making a scene and just re-enforces what alot of people think of him,common trash!

888 days ago
134.

J9    

The very same circus that made Whitney feel her life was not worth living is following her to the grave hooting and hollering The showboating and performances at a funeral as if it was marty gras at the grammys is disgusting. there is no dignity for this woman even in death and absolutely no honor among the theives she leaves behind.

888 days ago
135.

Sarah     

Rose: Oprah was there she was on the left about the 3rd row back in the RJ breakdown Video.Dp you honestly think she would not go?

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