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Whitney Houston

Funeral Home Denies Leaking

Casket Photo

2/25/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The funeral home where Whitney Houston's body was kept last week is denying that it played any role in leaking a photo of the pop legend inside her casket. 

Carolyn Whigham, owner of the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, NJ, tells the Daily News she is devastated that the photo is out there and says her staff had nothing to do with it. 

She tells the paper, "We did not take that photo. We did not sell the photo. We would never do something like that."

Whigham says she has received numerous threats since the publication of the photo, but that Whitney's family has told her they do not blame the funeral home. 

FYI -- eight days ago, someone shopped that pic to TMZ ... we passed.

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tmzreader    

Thank you TMZ for passing. What happen to respect and humanity. God Bless her soul and protect the family. The devil is busy!!

908 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Gee, you passed on that photo but had NO PROBLEM posting MJ's photo. What was the difference that made you decide not to? BTW, I didn't want to see MJ dead on a gurney and I sure the hell don't want to see WH dead in her casket.

908 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

If it wasn't the funeral home, that leaves only one option..."trusted" family member. Whoever did it was tacky as hell.

908 days ago
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SallyChi    

My guess is it's a family member who leaked the photo. (did the funeral home have surveil cameras; it could be the janitor?) Whitney had a large family entourage and now that she's dead the estate is locked and probably goes to Bobbi-Kris. Those folk are out of work. They used an intermediary to shop the photo.
I hope Cissy doesn't know this, she looks so frail, almost like she's ready for the grave.
Thanks TMZ for refusing it.

908 days ago
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dierdre    

The woman or man (sarcasim) who owns the funeral home, seriously says she, he had nothing to do with the pictures taken of Whitney in the casket.....Come on now, someone got into that funeral parlor and took the picture...plain and simple.....so these people are hiding something.....what skanks.....ewwwwww..........................

908 days ago
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Itoldu    

I saw the picture.With all due respect,she looked like an old lady.

908 days ago
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northern gypsy    

i knew it would be just a matter of time before THE photo would surface and i'm going with someone in W.H. circle !!! kudos to you tmz for passing on this one...

908 days ago
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cdamification    

At least Whitney looked good in the photo.

908 days ago
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xXBXWXx    

Yeah! Thanks TMZ for passing!!! R.I.P. Whitney!!! Only God can judge you!!!

908 days ago
10.

Mike    

"eight days ago, someone shopped that pic to TMZ ... we passed."

Pity you couldn't give Michael Jackson the same respect though TMZ. Oh that's right; it wasn't a funeral pic was it? It was an autopsy photo. I guess you couldn't get your hands on the Whitney autopsy pics. Better luck next time...

908 days ago
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janet    

who cares.

908 days ago
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janet    

who cares.

908 days ago
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awards    

It was Bobby Brown that nasty necrophiliac and he took her picture as a trophy!

908 days ago
14.

Proud2bBlack    

Bobby Brown probably did it! Or one of those choir members did it. It's very disrepectful to the family.

908 days ago
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Bruno    

My money is on one of her family members. These are the same douche bags that authorized and are selling video of her funeral to "benefit" BK.

908 days ago
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