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Whitney Houston

Family 'Disgusted'

by Casket Photo

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

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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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.

949 days ago


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.

949 days ago


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?

949 days ago


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

949 days ago


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

949 days ago


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.

949 days ago


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.

949 days ago

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?

949 days ago


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

949 days ago


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

949 days ago


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.

949 days ago


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!

949 days ago


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

949 days ago


security took the's obvious

949 days ago


Best She's looked in years

949 days ago
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