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Whitney Houston

Family 'Disgusted'

by Casket Photo

2/25/2012 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston's family had "their heart broken all over again" this week when they saw a photo of Whitney laying in her casket published on the cover of a magazine ... TMZ has learned. 

Sources close to the family tell TMZ the family is disgusted the photo was printed and they have no idea how security surrounding the casket was breached. We're told the family could tell from the photo that it was taken from inside the funeral home, but they have no idea who would have snapped the pic.

Our sources say Whitney's mother, Cissy, has taken the publication of the photo the hardest.

Despite their disgust and outrage, we're told the family will not investigate the matter further.  

The owner of the funeral home has denied any wrongdoing on the part of her or her staff.

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Ozzie X    

Bobby Brown?

886 days ago
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the real diva    

sad and horrible. but it seems that every celebritiy funeral. someone gets a pic of them in their casket. such a shame someone did it this time. rest in peace whitney.

886 days ago
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Home Skillet    

I, firmly, believe in karma, and the disgusting pig who took this picture will get what's coming to them. Profiting off of a family's pain and suffering is as low-life and disrespectful as you can get. If you are reading this, person who took that photo, I hope you remember what you did when you are suffering an unendurable pain in your life, you heartless cretin.

886 days ago
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Buster    

I am sorry they did this against the family wishes, but I is nice to see her looking so peaceful. I am sure this will bring some closure for the fans.

886 days ago
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Rob    

I bet it was a family member that took and sold the photo

886 days ago
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juju    

So they don't want it investigated any further??

Is it just me? I have a feeling that the Houston family may have sold it... Did anyone see the pictures after the funeral at the "reception?" They all look posed - Cissy with Brandy, Cissy with Dionne and Oprah... I heard those were sold to People magazine by Whitney's family to "raise money for Bobby Kris."

It's all a bit creepy...

886 days ago
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Q    

Lennon, Presley, Houston, they've all been photographed this way..usually by an in house employee or sub contractor on the premises--the money is just too LARGE these days to pass it up. Dont blame the person, blame us all for letting Entertainment and Sports become so very large where one photo could set a person up for half a lifetime.

886 days ago
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Giggles    

The National Enquirer has never been known concern itself with ethics. Any way for s***bags to make a dollar and they will all do it. Every time.

886 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

What magazine? They didn't pay you to pimp them, so you won't say the name?

886 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

That's your whole story? WH's family is disgusted?

886 days ago
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Ajalyn    

The security guard would have arrived long before the family and would have been alone with the body at some point. This isn't very hard to figure out.

886 days ago
12.

Truth    

OH MAN... IT'S PRETTY EASY TO ELIMINATE WHO DID OR DID NOT DO IT. JUST POST ALL THE NAMES OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED THE CASKET SHOWING AND EMPLOYEES OF WHIGHAM FUNERAL HOME PRESENT DURING THAT DAY. B-I-N-G-O!!! SOMEONE WILL OUT THE SNITCH. ALWAYS HAPPENS WHEN NAMES ARE PRINTED AND ACCUSATIONS START FLYING... #TRUTH!!

886 days ago
13.

MC    

Wouldn't finding out who received the pay check from the National Enquirer be the easiest way to figure out who did it? You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this out.

886 days ago
14.

Dee    

Clive Davis? He was alone 1 hour before the family arrived and used her for every dollar he could make.

886 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

Whoever sold this pic has no heart... (and is a money hungry conniver..

886 days ago
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