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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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46.

taz    

No way they put $500,000 worth of jewelry in the ground. Those diamonds were probably just loaners. Gotta love the Enquirer for putting that out there for all the nuts to think about digging her up.

949 days ago
47.

dd    

Dion probably did it, I wouldn't be surprised.

949 days ago
48.

Truth    

TMZ are just jealous because TMZ didn't get the picture first.

949 days ago
49.

HRH Prince Michael    

Be not further deceived: It is, an ACTUAL Confederacy of Evil (Multinational "Corporate America", their subservient and well-placed Politicians, and the Print/Broadcast "Media")
that has cunningly nullified, desecrated, and negated, the
basic and guaranteed Constitutional Rights of the U.S. Citizen. Craftily written "Laws" and "Legislation", to favor, appease, and empower, GODless and greedy -"Governmental" and Corporate- entities.
Be sure, their final, lasting, and well-deserved defeat, APPROACHES.


Daniel 12;1 is HERE,
The American REVELATION(3;7) is NOW,
Psalm2_012 is NOW, The Most Blessed Christ King YESHUA reigns!

949 days ago
50.

Diana    

sorry I agree with rob and shelby...if the family is not going to look into it any further to see who made money off the picture, they know who did it. If it was my daughter I would find out who made off with money off my daughter...just seems odd they don't want to know if it really upset them that much.

949 days ago
51.

Denver    

Why is the family disgusted? Because someone was faster on "leaking" casket photos than the family so they wont cash in, at least on this.

949 days ago
52.

Oh well    

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

Yeah right, if they didn't do it that money crubbing bunch would be sueing.

949 days ago
53.

Amanda    

I am just outraged by this photo!!!!!!! Have they know ethics!Personally I would much rather see Whitney alive and singing again. It is unfortunate that such an outstanding woman with the voice of a angel had such a life then in death people still can't just let her R.I.P. No now they have to upset the whole family, Houston family SUE THE HELL OUTTA THEM PUBLICLY HUMILIATE THEM TEACH THEIR EVIL ASSES A LESSON!!

949 days ago
54.

erkg    

As they should be - I was and am not family - is nothing sacred anymore - this is a private matter and WE don't need to see it.

949 days ago
55.

Abe    

CORRECTION:
Whitney's family is disgusted by casket photo EXCEPT for the one who sold the pic. He or she is pretty damned elated.
x

949 days ago
56.

Raisethetaxesontherich    

YOU will not investigate further,because the family sold the photo!

949 days ago
57.

Kathryn    

GOOD for them....GOOD for them. Talk about the "pot calling the kettle black" -- Serves them RIGHT to be disgusted. We're DISGUSTED that they sold the rights to her actual funeral! Money-grubbing hangers-on. Guess they don't have quick access to her $$ since the Crackhead is DEAD and her estate isn't settled....guess they can't Write and Sign the Crackhead's name to ANY of her checks, as it would be ILLEGAL/FORGERY! Give me a break. They're ALL scrambling around trying to figure out HOW TO PAY THEIR BILLS and are SO afraid of getting back on that gub'ment cheese again since they have NO job. Just sayin.....

949 days ago
58.

Gigohead     

I am with Rob, the only time the casket was open was for the family viewing.

949 days ago
59.

Truth    

MOST LIKELY THE JEWELS ARE REMOVED PRIOR TO BURIAL. THIS AINT THE ERA OF THE EGYPTIAN PHARAOHS... CMON NOW. SHE AINT GONNA BE BURIED WITH ALL THAT BLING! AND HOW DOES THE ENQUIRER KNOW IT'S WORTH HALF MIL? THEY DONT... THEY JUST MADE THAT FIGURE UP TO SELL THE RAG SHEET. AS FOR FMAILY POSSIBLY SELLING THE CASKET FOTO - MIGHT BE. SOMEONE HAS TO PAY FOR THE FUNERAL COSTS. EASY WAY TO COVER IT. IT'S TOO BAD WE DONT HAVE THE FILE FOTO ITSELF. EASILY TELL FROM EXIF DATA THE SPECS OF THE CELL CAM ITSELF. I KNOW KRISSI, WHITNEY, AND NICK GORDON RECENTLY CHANGED TO IPHONES FEW MOS BACK AFTER USING BLACKBERRY'S PRIOR. HMMM. #TRUTH!!

949 days ago
60.

StevenB    

Why should anyone believe they aren't behind it themselves when they have been very exploitative of her death all along? Not to Kardashian levels, certainly, but definitely working the publicity angle diligently.

949 days ago
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