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Whitney Houston

Family STRIPS Hotel Room

to Thwart Looters

2/20/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Don't count on finding a scrap of Whitney Houston death room memorabilia -- sources tell TMZ, the singer's family has meticulously stripped the hotel room where Whitney died to preempt would-be looters.

According to sources, the family has removed nearly everything from room 434 at the Beverly Hilton hotel that hasn't been bolted down -- including bed sheets, towels ... even bits of trash.

We're told the family is concerned about people trying to make a desperate buck off Whitney's death -- raiding the singer's hotel room and trying to sell relics of her passing ... whatever they might be.

It's unclear exactly what happened to the macabre souvenirs, but we're told they were all disposed of ... discreetly.

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1.

lander    

damn! i really wanted a towel from the whitney death room. could have sold it on ebay for big money.

but i'm sure the family will be putting that stuff up on auction somewhere. can't waste money.

955 days ago
2.

princess leia    

RE: "According to sources, the family has removed nearly everything from room 434 at the Beverly Hilton hotel that hasn't been bolted down -- including bed sheets, towels ... even bits of trash."

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By people do they mean hotel staff? And does the Beverly Hills Hilton add charges for missing sheets, towels, etc. to the room bill (like they would a pilfered hotel robe)?

955 days ago
3.

bill    

What a shame. Although for a real family that cares and has VALUES I would believe it. Unfortunately in this case it stuff will be on Ebay and sorts in a month

955 days ago
4.

Jodi    

I can understand her fmily taking Whitney's personal belongings from the hotel rooom but how can they take the bed linens and towels? That belongs to the hotel not to them.

955 days ago
5.

txcn    

I must say there is a lot of sicko's at TMZ. Another piece of crap story that will result in the bashing of the family. I am starting to think TMZ get's a perverse pleasure out of cashing in on the misfotunes of others.

Gotta love these sources. Never have to name them, they don't even half to exist. Just say a source told you so and print it as the truth. No accountability you don't need it. Gotta protect that source. Sad thing is the so called legit news takes the trash that appears on sites like this and runs with it. And even sadder than that people actually believe this stuff as the gospel truth.

955 days ago
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Mary P    

I bet $100 in 6 months it will be at an auction house ready to sell to the highest bidder. Benefactor? Her mom.

955 days ago
7.

SarahBeebee    

I am surprised the family did not strip the bathtub. that's the first thing looters are going to try take. I bet in a month, a Looter has thought of a way to get the bathtub out of the hotel room. xD. i wouldn't pass some people going that far.

955 days ago
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Stiletto    

Yeah...like some freak that would be interested in buying such "mementos" would know if the seller took the crap from another room or not. Get real...there are some sick trashy people out there and you could sell them a wash cloth from another floor with blood from a nose bleed on it from a 90 year old man falling down chasing his 20 year old "escort" ...and they wouldn't even care if it was a lie...because it won't matter when they are showing it off to their equally sick friends.

That being said, I only have two of these ashtrays left that I made out of spare Michael Jackson noses...only 500 each...no charge for the um, "nuggets" in each.

955 days ago
9.

janet    

The hotel was way ahead of them.

955 days ago
10.

Superman    

Yeah, right. Her family are the rapacious LOOTERS.

955 days ago
11.

Truth    

HMM, MAYBE TO REMOVE ANY TRACES OF POSSIBLE ILLEGAL DRUGS?? I'M JUST SAYIN... #TRUTH!!

955 days ago
12.

RamHead    

Wasn't Whitney's room already taken up by other people? And I read there was a list of people who wanted to spend a nigh in that "horror" room. If that is true, how could Whitney's family strip that room from everything that has not been bolted down? Maybe it was her family occupying the "horror" room? On the other hand, who's gonna pay for all the items that DID NOT belong to Whitney but to the hotel?

955 days ago
13.

walt    

once again TMZ your a bunch of a** wipes who writes this sh**. Towels, bed sheets etc. who cares every room everywhere has the same stuff removed and changed WOW this was a breaking story good jod detective.

955 days ago
14.

Nancy kelley    

...and who would know better that this had been done, than the biggest death scavenger of them all, eh. TMZ???

955 days ago
15.

Joan K    

I was wondering what the hell you guys at TMZ were going to talk about once Whitney was laid to rest, give it a rest already.

955 days ago
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