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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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31.

harrycontests    

Whitney is gone now, so can we please lose these photos of her? Yes, she occasionally stepped out not looking her best, but re-running those photos unnecessarily is very disrespectful to her memory (and her fans).

946 days ago
32.

Bea    

Hey TMZ, this phenomenon is called HOUSEKEEPING. it happens in almost every hotel around the world when the guest is not in the room or in this case, dead. But I am sure they will discreetly re-number the hotel rooms on that floor just like they re-numbered the rooms in anna nicole's hotel. only way the guest will know if they are staying in the "death room" is if they see whitney's ghost preparing to take her fatal bath.

946 days ago
33.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

I bet they took the TV, too...

946 days ago
34.

tenley    

Huh. I could swear one day after Whitney died TMZ ran an article saying Room 434 is already re-occupied and booked well into the future by the front desk.

946 days ago
35.

watcher 1    

who cares, yes she had a beautiful voice but when it comes down to it, she was just
another drug addict who chose to leave her child without a mother. even talented rich
people can be major losers.

946 days ago
36.

ray    

watch for them soon on e-bay for sale by the family

946 days ago
37.

cjs    

Smart move, that said I really hope that her daughter stays CLOSE to her Grandmother they both need each other now . I lost my mom young and had zero grandparents. It was awful. My first panic attack was at my Moms funeral.

Plus it is SO true when all the phone calls stop and people stopping by stop it really hits you.

You can be driving down the road and out of nowhere burst into tears, you can be at a store in line when someone says a phrase that your mom used to say and it hits you again, you see people with their Moms and you WISH you had just 5 more min. with yours.

Mothers Day?? Don't even go there.


I feel for Bobby Kristina. I hope she will take all the time she needs, but stay close to family.. you have it, please lean on them !

946 days ago
38.

dd    

But I thought you said the room was rented out right after the death?

946 days ago
39.

Toilethead    

I would think the hotel would do that in order to prevent problems.

946 days ago
40.

Buckaroobonzai    

why do they even care? to sell it themselves? They should be concerned about more important things.

946 days ago
41.

Chase    

If only they had discreetly disposed of the sub-human sponge, Bobby Brown. Not the least bit surprising how the black community has suddenly embraced HIM as a victim.

946 days ago
42.

Jim    

TMZ, what whacko or sick minded person came up with the idea of within a day of the buriel announcing auction selling her dress,etc??? That person must be popping more druge than Whitney ever did !!

946 days ago
43.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I don't know if you know this, TMZ, but they always clean the room between guests. Are they suggesting the housekeeping staff would do something. Housekeeping staff cleans up after celebrities pretty regularly. I don't think anybody can prove the difference between a sheet from Whitney's room and the other 1000 identical sheets the hotel owns.

946 days ago
44.

justpoor    

I think Whitney's biggest enemy was her own Mother. Cissy, get a life, go way and leave your daughter to RIP. You are a fake, attention ho who wants people to remember a drug addict. It was already reported that the room had been rented out . I'll bet the plice took the bedding, towels, etc to see if drugs were present. Please Cissy, we are not dumb.

946 days ago
45.

david 183    

I smell a big rat. Her family is trying to keep everybody away from Bobbi so they could get there greedy paws on every last cent. Bobby Brown looks like he has cleaned up his act and he looks healthy. Can't blame him for her demons. They both suffered from the disease of addiction and there is no place for blame. The family should stop pointing fingers already and get Bobbi the help she so desparetly
needs.

946 days ago
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