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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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76.

Carl    

Yes, it is unfortunate it came out. However, I've seen the picture and it isn't like she is disfigured or anything. If you didn't know the cir***stances it would look like she's sleeping. It really isn't so bad.

950 days ago
77.

B    

I don't understand the outrage..I agree that it is intrusive but the family should have tried to block photos that showed Whitney intoxicated, sweaty, dirty looking and high rather than the one final image of her looking beautiful and at peace. I will have that image above the others that had been shown all week long...

950 days ago
78.

uma    

Wasn't "Whitney Houston's family set out to sell the funeral-footage to the news outlets? I can see why Houston's family is upset with the leak of the casket-photo, now the body is out of the bag, public interest in the funeral-footage has fizzled.

950 days ago
79.

Coochiepoot    

the family is upset because they didn't get the money.

950 days ago
80.

Smarg    

Bobbi Kristina took the pic with her cellphone right before she left to get high.

Why not make some bucks off her dead mama??

950 days ago
81.

stef    

The family is 'disgusted' but will not be pursuing any legal action...gee, could the FAMILY be behind this picture? They're already selling videos of the funeral...

950 days ago
82.

Donna    

You know, some things are just not acceptable, and this is one of them. No matter who the person is, a photo like this is a gross invasion of privacy. I hope grocery stores will turn this rag around in the racks so people will not have to see the photo. A disgusting ploy to increase sales. And for the person who sold this photo, karma's a bitch, baby.

950 days ago
83.

Truth    

THE VATICAN ALWAYS HAS OPEN CASKET POLICY WITH POPE FUNERALS... WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL. TRUE, IF THE HOUSTON'S HAD AN OPEN CASKET FUNERAL THAT FOOTAGE WOULD BE WORTH TONS MORE AND THE ENQUIRER PIC WOULD BE WORTH CHICKEN SH*T!! #TRUTH!!

950 days ago
84.

virgosiempre    

Odd. If their security was so "tight" why didn't they request no cell phones to be permitted? This distress seems disingenuous considering they televised her funeral. These families disgust me. Bobbi will never have to worry about money if she has a good trustee. Looking to line their own pockets....Remind you of another family.....the Jacksons

950 days ago
85.

tgrfan42069    

they have no idea how security surrounding the casket was breached.

maybe because it wasnt breached it was someone from the family who security was told to allow to be there.or maybe one of the security members themselves

950 days ago
86.

CriticXtreme    

You should really be "disgusted" from your daughter's behavior and drug addiction. You really and truly will never know the damage that she and Bobby Brown has caused to the industry. If you don't know, ask Clive Davis. Still, Whitney Houston death does not sit well with me. Most people who take pills (medication), would then them not before a bath but afterwards. Her future was set when she chased Bobby Brown. So ladies, be careful for what you wish for.

950 days ago
87.

Ann    

Who of you wouldn't have done the same thing if it meant, perhaps, a million bucks tax free?

950 days ago
88.

rebati22    

What happened TMZ that you did not take the casket photo? Got to make up for the
Bobby Brown funeral screw-up, you never set the record straight on after?
Yep, I would feel bad too.

950 days ago
89.

JEWremy LIN     

Some ppl are worth more dead then alive.... look at all these "whitney fans" before she died you guys didnt even care about, lack of a better word, crackhead but after she dies OMG let me go buy the iTunes, CD, magazine. As long as your intrested ppl will sell stuff like this bc ppl will buy.

950 days ago
90.

juxtice    

It seems that their is some hypocricy in the entertainment publication world since it was this site that posted the pic of MJ's body and had no prob with that. There was no warning and there it was. Seems that WH picture is more respectful than public court docs.

950 days ago
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