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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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31.

OhWell    

I Liked The
Autopsy Photo
Of Michael
Jackson Much
Better.

910 days ago
32.

Rocco    

You should have just posted it so we don't have to google and find it in the Enquirer. She looks peaceful. It is not a disrespectful photo.

910 days ago
33.

cory harris    

Ray J or Bobby Brown both have money issues and think about it Ray K soud out Kim K in his book TO MAKE MONEY...

910 days ago
34.

Mary P    

A) It was Cissy. B) Why bother, she was gorgeous and frankly, she looked peaceful and HAPPY for the first time in years. I think we'd rather see the casket photo rather than the plethora of other photos in the weeks prior to be our final image.

910 days ago
35.

dee    

Well my heart is broken that the family is supposedly selling copies of the funeral itself!

910 days ago
36.

taz    

Sounds like the family knows who took the picture and they don't want to say, that's why no further investigation. Bobby Kristina may have taken it. Maybe a bit of anger that her mom was so selfish to still be taking drugs?

910 days ago
37.

jetfanglo    

c'mon......it was a worker...the pic showed the room empty...it was the first one in or if there was a guard overnight...probably had someone else take it so whoever it was could honestly say that THEY did not take the pic....c'mon what the f--- ? am i clairvoyant?....c'mon wake up.....put the screws to Karalynn or Carolyn....$$$$$$ makes people do strange stuff.........

910 days ago
38.

Star Whacker    

Found it on the internet. What's disgusting to me is that she was buried in $500,000 worth of jewelry. In my opinion, that could have been used to help a lot of people with genuine needs. But, it's the family's right to have the say on that one.

So what it boils down to...disgust is all relative.

910 days ago
39.

oleman    

Gee, after selling the rights to the funeral, are they upset they didn't get any money for this photo?

910 days ago
40.

GiGi    

LET THE CRACK HEAD SINGER REST IN PEACE! SHE WAS LAYING DOWN MOST OF HER LIFE! WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL IF THEY HAVE A PHOTO OF HER THE SAME WAY!!!
TIRED OF MEDIA PROMOTING DRUGS

910 days ago
41.

Melissa    

Is this the same family that is selling her funeral for profit?

910 days ago
42.

PTR    

This is what happens when a person becomes a celebrity. Heartbreaking or not, no one gets any sympathy. It's all part of the package that people sign-up for when they become famous. The family members will always be the beneficiaries of that fame, whether positive or negative and whether it's in life, or in death.

910 days ago
43.

ray    

boo who who, fry me a liver. someone saw an opportunity, took a pic, made some money. get over it.

910 days ago
44.

GiGi    

Family is pissed they couldn't get enough money to buy crack for her daughter? logical guess on my part!!
Apparently mom & daughter shared drugs, now grandma wants leftovers! ha! ha!

910 days ago
45.

Dede    

It is unbelievable what people are willing to do for money. There are no boundaries, geezzzzz.

910 days ago
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