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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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61.

Alisha    

I dont think Whitneys immediate family could have done this...Whitney had plenty of money an dthey would have just had an open casket and had the power to show the world her open casket instead of a low life National Enquirer. If the family had an open casket at the funeral they would have made way more than what the enquirer would have paid. Thats why I dont think the immediate family did it. I think it was someone at the funeral home maybe security or a someone who had access to the funeral home. The Jacksons didnt take any chances they kept Micheals body in a vault under lock an dkey only had by the Katherine and Janet.

783 days ago
62.

LittleMo    

While it was a tasteless thing to do at least Whitney and Elvis were in their coffins and Michael Jackson was in an ambulance. When John Lennon died that pic was taken at the morgue.

783 days ago
63.

Smith    

Oh really, they're "disgusted" by a casket photo but they let the media broadcast her entire funeral supposedly for pay? Please, I do feel sorry for their loss, but I mean come on, pot meet kettle, you know?

783 days ago
64.

bdsp    

Can we move on to some interesting news now? All this Whitney crap has gotten old!

783 days ago
65.

tia    

Leave it alone. She looked amazing. Who could ask for more!!!

783 days ago
66.

Jgross42    

This isn't the first time a photo like this has been published; I don't understand the outrage. People will search for this stuff in the privacy of their home on a pc where people don't see them.

783 days ago
67.

R    

Despite that it is inappropriate or disrespectful but let's remember the bottom line: She looked so beautiful and peaceful. It was not even that grotesque at all.

783 days ago
68.

Star Whacker    

Hate to sound cold hearted, but in a short while this will be out of everyone's mind - old news. So, just let it go like the family is.

As for me, I'd like to see it. What magazine is it?

783 days ago
69.

Tigerman    

Eye sho' be glad 'n sheet they ain't be lookin' fo' no mo' suspicts 'n sheeet.....

783 days ago
70.

John    

Printing that picture shows there is still ignorance in the world.

783 days ago
71.

WhoCares    

They're just upset cause someone beat 'em to it. That was gonna be the money shot in the "funeral package" they're trying to sell.

783 days ago
72.

nyc44th    

Uh . . . No sh-t! This is the whole story? That the family is disgusted? World class, deep probing journalism at it's best TMZ! sheeeesh!

783 days ago
73.

TJ    

Oh,what's the harm? It's a beautiful photo,she looks lovely.
Much to do over nothing.Just a sweet remembrance~

783 days ago
74.

robyn    

security took the pictures....it's obvious

783 days ago
75.

news    

Best She's looked in years

783 days ago
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