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National Enquirer Leaks Photo Of Whitney Houston In Coffin

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February 23, 2012 by The ReadyWriter


Did someone in Whitney Houston’s camp sell this photo to the National Enquirer or did her family flat-out sell the photo to the Enquirer which is why the viewing was made private?

The national gossip rag displays a photo of the pop icon lying in an open coffin wearing a purple dress on the cover of this week’s issue. The photo is believed to have been taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, NJ where her family attended a private wake last Friday.

No word on how much the magazine paid the insider for the photo.

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143 thoughts on “National Enquirer Leaks Photo Of Whitney Houston In Coffin

  1. Ashanti says:

    well dayum!
    and to think, ima bout to go da bed.

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  2. BrownGirl says:

    family provided the photo. leaked my ass?

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  3. Civil says:

    “No word on how much the magazine paid the insider for the photo”

    They waited for the highest bidder. SMH

    Trace, WTF is up wit this midnight post n shit? Where da hell U at??

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  4. Shawnia says:

    Oh man, I don’t appreciate looking at this. 😦

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  5. Wanda says:

    I guess there is no human dignity or morality left when it comes to money..:

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  6. Gia says:

    She looks like herself

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  7. Ionna says:

    Tracy Dayum!!!
    Have some respect for the dead. Just because the national enquirer published this doesn’t mean you should put this photo up. Ughh. That’s it for me

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    • Al-Scream says:

      Tracy Dayum!!!
      Have some respect for the dead. Just because the national enquirer published this doesn’t mean you should put this photo up. Ughh. That’s it for me
      ————————–
      and you log in because??????

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    • Aceman says:

      You people who get upset over celeb lives but don’t even know your skirt is tucked in your panty hose… you log in because??

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    • Bird says:

      I don’t think it’s right that it leaked… But people are naturally curious in seeing the shell of a famous person. All of you logged on to take a look. lol

      She is sooo beautiful wow…

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    • Gia says:

      I am laughing out-F’ing loud at these folks talking about what you logged in for… WTF does that even mean? I don’t get it

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    • Zenna says:

      I log on out of boredom and habit 🙂 I never care what Tra’s topics are..Im gonna log on anyway

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    • 2Thick4U says:

      I find it insane that some people on this board will go off and ask Tra why she posts xyz when it’s her BLOG and that’s what news/gossip BLOGS do but then they continue to patronize the BLOG. SMH

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    • Ionna says:

      I cant with this one… I dont play that putting up pics of the dead in caskets thats a lil too creepy for me.

      That all

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      • Doreene says:

        Seeing people in a coffin should be as natural as seeing a baby in a crib. It is what we are born for right. Its news, its in our nature to be curious. If its out there we want to see it and you looked.

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      • Adriane says:

        Seeing people in a coffin should be as natural as seeing a baby in a crib. It is what we are born for right. Its news, its in our nature to be curious. If its out there we want to see it and you looked.
        ********

        THANK YOU!!!!

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      • QueenC says:

        Whitney looks beautiful as if she was just sleeping.

        I cosign Doreene, Nothing morbid about that. Death is a fact of life.

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  8. Adriane says:

    Wow. I wonder who took this!!??? Let Whitney RIP!!

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    • Ionna says:

      Wow. I wonder who took this!!??? Let Whitney RIP!!
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      I understand the motives for the person who took this photo—-money.

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  9. Mahogany says:

    smfh….this is just foul 😦 but she is gorgeous!!!

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  10. Felicia says:

    WOW

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  11. CoCo says:

    This isn’t worse than the other photo I saw earlier, I think one of these other mags has one of her in the hotel on the floor.

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  12. Ms. Kayla says:

    I hope they put a Lo-Jack on the door of her casket, I bet there are going to be some thirsty people trying to pry that thing open for the $500k in jewelry she was buried in. I wonder, can she pawn her jewelry in the afterlife?

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  13. Yvonne says:

    That’s just sad that someone in her family would stoop so low..

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  14. Tamala says:

    Totally disrespectful!! People have no shame

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  15. Olivijah says:

    She looks beautiful but dang come on now

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  16. Cameo1 says:

    The cemetery was actually closed on Monday because there were so many people visiting her gravesite. That photo I saw was reenactment…thank God.

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  17. Lisa says:

    While it’s not graphic, I don’t like seeing pictures of dead people actually dead. Something about that doesn’t sit well with me.

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    • Keisha says:

      While it’s not graphic, I don’t like seeing pictures of dead people actually dead. Something about that doesn’t sit well with me.
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      This just soo damn disrespectful,, anything for a dollar. No morals.. its not graphic, but just the thought of someone making a buck off this photo is disturbing

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  18. Zenna says:

    She looked beautiful. I still cant believe that she’s actually dead.

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  19. Keisha says:

    Well the family sold the “funeral rights” to certain media outlets. They claim they sold them for $$$ for Bobbie Kristina….now this???? I’m beginning to be SUSPECT of this whole picture selling business…

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  20. Adam says:

    she looks like herself but i wonder why her head is bowed so far down like in her chest.

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  21. Zion says:

    Unreal but I knew this photo was coming. And trust me something this big I gaurentee you her family sold these pictures to the national enquirer.
    For 1, that funeral director can be sued and #2 I’m sure they made sure no cameras were allowed in that viewing. I’m sure Whitney’s family had full control on the way things went down in order to make a profit. Sounds like she sought an attorney who’s advised her very well.

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    • Lexy says:

      For 1, that funeral director can be sued and #2 I’m sure they made sure no cameras were allowed in that viewing.
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      You have a point I never thought about that.

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    • Tamala says:

      I am to bet the Funeral home director who looked xtra special at the funeral with her gold jacket looking like Elton John. Where the FUCK was she going?

      That picture was more than likely taken before the family got there to approve the body and before the spread of flowers was placed on the foot of the casket. She looks beautiful and i am sure the family is livid as that day was invite only and private.

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    • Yvonne says:

      @ZION & TAMALA:
      thats a great observation…I thought that same thing but unless Cissy had a confidentiality agreement with the funeral director, she invaded her privacy for the love of a dollar.

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    • Flo says:

      really?? ppl just dont give 1/4 a fuck no mo

      whoever took this pic needs to be ashamed. BASTIDS!!!

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    • Elove says:

      I am to bet the Funeral home director who looked xtra special at the funeral with her gold jacket looking like Elton John. Where the FUCK was she going?
      ____________________
      that funeral home director is one shady bitch and needs to clear her damn name before some shyt pop off

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    • QTip says:

      If the family doesn’t sue, I think it’s because they did it, but I cosign Zion, the family could sue the funeral home

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    • CoCo says:

      Unless there was a no cell phone rule, it’s gonna be hard for the family to prove someone did it at the funeral home (worker) or scandalous trife family or “friend” of the family.

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    • Wanda says:

      the family can actually sue the magazine and in turn they’ll reveal the source to have the suit dropped

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  22. RandomChick says:

    Whitney Houston was buried in $500,000 dollars worth of jewelry? You can best believe it was taken off of her before she was buried. Can’t belive her own family would stoop so low though.

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  23. BrownGirl says:

    think one of these other mags has one of her in the hotel on the floor.

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    • Shawnia says:

      think one of these other mags has one of her in the hotel on the floor.
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      That was the Enquirer – and that photo was a fake, a re-creation.

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  24. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    The family didnt sell this picture. I believe it was either the funeral director or the worker who did Whitney’s outfit and makeup. Look at the place there is no one in that room. It does not look disturb. Whoever took it I am sure got paid alot. Whitney looks so peaceful. She is finally at peace

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  25. Bobby says:

    Now that is LOW DOWN! Who ever sold this pic just goes to show there is many people who lack integrity and morals.

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  26. Nicole says:

    1000(s) WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYS did you even put this up? So disrespectful!!! it was disrespectful when the media did it to MJ and it’s disrespectful now!! ~smh~

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  27. Tabatha says:

    I understand that Whitney’s an icon, A Star and all, but what about her CHILD. folks have little to no respect for the dead… but what about the living? 😦 Its just sad. People are watching that little girl, waiting for her to fall- its just a disgusting shame. People have no integrity or morals.

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  28. Flo says:

    I’m higly disgusted with this. The woman is never going to rest in peace and it is a damn shame :angry: Although she looks beautiful like she is resting and like she is FINALLY at peace

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  29. Natasha says:

    the lows that they’ll sink to just to sell a damn magazine. Thats why I would NEVER purchase that crap or support them

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  30. Lexy says:

    someone at the funeral home is trying to come up…SMH…RIP Whitney

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  31. Daisy says:

    Morning y’all

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  32. Bird says:

    Rest baby girl.. in the end! God gets the victory.. God is still awesome dont worry about “man” …. Man cant hurt your spirit

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  33. QueenC says:

    i saw jawn murray talking abt this on twitter…omgosh! she looks good, like her s.i.l. stated at the funeral but who leaked this picture? I don’t think it was the ppl at the funeral home. I say a person that was invited, security was extra tight and cameras where everywhere. A real-life who dun it!

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  34. 2Thick4U says:

    This is sooo sad!

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  35. 2Thick4U says:

    This is sooo sad! 😦

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  36. Rezzie says:

    Dont worry about the flesh and mans made up world… Gods people rest in the spirit!… God is the Awesome Ruler Gentle Redeemer! dont put your trust in “man” its somebody bigger ..GOD

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  37. Man says:

    I am sure Cissy will find out who did it and will take legal action against them.

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  38. SpiceGirl says:

    this is just sad, for the love of money

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  39. Shawnia says:

    Michael Jackson’s enquirer death photo was much worse.

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  40. UncleEd says:

    It’s shameful what peeps will do for money but she looked beautiful

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  41. Yvonne says:

    She looked beautiful, like she was sleeping.

    I do not agree with this pic being sold, but I do know several people that take polaroid pics (yes, them old cameras) of their loved ones at the funeral. Not judging them.

    Enquirer=Tacky

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  42. Elove says:

    Simply awful, people never cease to amaze me.

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  43. Katman says:

    Beautiful as ever! I knew someone would do this! It would have been just like right to pass up the opportunity to respect the family and not take a picture of her, but I’m sure the offer was too good to turn down! What people will do for money!

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  44. Pointman says:

    I don’t see a problem with picture. Only problem is if the family didn’t want the picture out.

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  45. Ebony says:

    😦 <—would MUCH rather remember someone how they looked when they were alive

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  46. Wanda says:

    Whitney needed to be saved, and no one saved her. The least that they can do is spare her only child.

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  47. BrownGirl says:

    This is so disrespectful

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  48. QTip says:

    I believe the funeral home or a family member sold the pics

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    • CoCo says:

      @QTip,
      someone thought that it was ok to take this picture of her and make a profit.

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    • Ebony says:

      5-4-3-2-1……The Funeral home is gonna blame the hair and make up person. I am sure that the funeral home has gotten alot of advertisement to last them another 50 years. Greed is a terrible thing if this business that the family trusted to take care of arrangements for Whitney and her dad sold them out just to make a big dollar.

      I am sure Cissy discused with the family how private she wanted this wake to be and how she didnt want no pictures being taken, if she did she would of had an open casket at Whitneys funeral service with an annoucment to even say no pictures taken and all cellular phones off.

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      • Wanda says:

        Greed is a terrible thing if this business that the family trusted to take care of arrangements for Whitney and her dad sold them out just to make a big dollar.
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        right! the funeral lady is prime suspect, becuase of how personal the photos are.. it looks as though she had taken the photos before the family arrived with a professional photographer

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    • CoCo says:

      I would be mad as HELL!!

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    • QTip says:

      “I am sure that the funeral home has gotten alot of advertisement to last them another 50 years.”

      @Ebony – Funeral Homes really don’t need adverstiment. Most can’t afford to have that kind of funeral. Her casket probably cost in the neighborhoold of 20k. Most folks don’t have burial insurance and your average casket cost about 2 to 10k.

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    • BBallen says:

      @ Y’all Did you see this lady and the jacket she wore at the funeral? lol. That’s screaming for attention within itself. I peeked at the website and saw that it was only 5 comments on the guest book page 3 days after the funeral and now its like thousands. Once they display their business name it is advertisment in my opinion. The only Orbituary there is 4 or 5 including Whitney and hers is the longest.

      If they leaked it they want people to say what a wonderful job they did with laying Whitney away being that it was a closed casket for the funeral. Crazy as it sounds some people do that.

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      • Yasha says:

        Y’all Did you see this lady and the jacket she wore at the funeral?
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        who couldn’t see that LOUD shit she had on she looked a FUCKIN MESS!!

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      • Shawnia says:

        Y’all Did you see this lady and the jacket she wore at the funeral?
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        I agree. She clearly wanted to be noticed, like she was on stage. Typical narcissistic behavior. I wouldn’t put it past her to sell the photo to cash in.

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      • SlickRick says:

        Y’all Did you see this lady and the jacket she wore at the funeral?
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        That jacket that woman had on was clearly some “Solid Gold Dancer…look at me”…type shit.

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      • Yasha says:

        But what about the narcissistic behavior…of bringing all those Winans up in the pulpit..WHYYYYY? Only 2 of them sang..why bring up nephews, brothers..step-cousins etc??? This was to honor Whitney going home no? ..was NOT supposed to be a Winans family re-union.

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      • Lisa says:

        LOL 🙂 @“That jacket that woman had on was clearly some “Solid Gold Dancer…look at me”…type shit.”

        COSIGN!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • Ms. Kayla says:

        Gold was the theme the family was rolling with Cissy had two women escorting her out and they wore white and gold robes, the cakset looked Plantinum and Gold, the herse was gold.

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      • Olivijah says:

        That was the theme the family was rolling with Cissy had two women escorting her out and they wore white and gold robes, the cakset looked Plantinum and Gold, the herse was gold.
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        NO! I think Gold is the funeral homes signature color.

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  49. CorporateBitch says:

    As fukked up as it is that someone would sell the pics, she looks beautiful.

    And I know that family took her jewelry off before they buried her. They know folks would be all over her plot tryna get that jewelry up off of her.

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  50. Acquitta says:

    Her makeup and hair is BEAT and I just wanna say…. I love that they engraved “Nippy” on the inside.

    R.I.P. Whitney.

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  51. Daisy says:

    This is not cool but we all knew it would happen. Her poor mother and daughter.

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  52. Danny says:

    While I was curious to see how she was laid to rest, I looked, said a little prayer for her and kept it moving… but the leaking of the pictures is highly disrespectful…

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  53. Man says:

    I think someone in the family did it. Not necessarily Cissy or someone…but a second cousin removed or something. Even someone in her inner circle.

    The same mofoe that contacted the auction house is the same mofoe who sold this picture………

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  54. Gia says:

    She looks like herself now Cissy needs to figure out who leaked this photo

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    • SlickRick says:

      She looks like herself now Cissy needs to figure out who leaked this photo
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      Can’ blame Bobbie Brown for this shit!!

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  55. BBallen says:

    This is REALLY sad!!!! I thought this was a hoax, but now I see it’s true. I hope Cissy Houston has some a strong legal team behind her because she should shut them down for this!!!! SMH!!!!

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  56. Nicole says:

    “If I…should stay…I would onlyyyyy be in ..your wayyyyyyyyy”

    Whitney…R.I.P. Beautiful angel!

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  57. Bobby says:

    Any whoodle…Queen Whitney looks rested and at peace. I pray her spirit sang its way thru the pearly gates.

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  58. RandomChick says:

    National Enquirer has had headlines for 10 years about Whitney being near death, now they have a picture. They are wrong, I think someone needs to take them to court again.

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    • Ashanti says:

      National Enquirer has had headlines for 10 years about Whitney being near death, now they have a picture. They are wrong, I think someone needs to take them to court again.
      ******
      yep and they are standing by every word they said because 2 days b4 she died they had already predicted it. Sad ain’t it.

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  59. Elove says:

    NOT SHOCKED By THIS (At ALL…)

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  60. Joanne says:

    Just when you think the NE can’t sink any lower. Well I say sue the bastards & find out who gave them the photo then stone the person who did it…wooooo saaaaaaaah…ok sue all parties involved..this is beyond invasion of privacy and I say the #1 suspects are the funeral home employees

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  61. Cameo1 says:

    The Director of the Funeral Home believes it was from one of her staff. She will be getting to the bottom of this. This person was paid 500,000 for the photo

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    • CorporateBitch says:

      @Cameo….we’ll look out for who ever suddenly quits their job at the funeral home in the near future…w/o a 2 week notice

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  62. Ms. Kayla says:

    Shouldn’t have been on the front page, but I did want to see, so it’s cool with me. At this point, Whitney probably isn’t AT ALL bothered.

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  63. HarlemGirl says:

    A lot of people say it’s distasteful to post this but in all honesty, we all wanted to see it. She looks very beautiful. It’s very sad to see her in that coffin-but we all gotta go one day.

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  64. soldier1 says:

    another day in the life [and death] of a celebrity….

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  65. Bobby says:

    She looks nice and at peace. I use to not like seeing pics of people in their casket. After going to many funerals it doesn’t bother me. I have seen some not so nice make up jobs for the dead and not so nice wigs. She looks nice.

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  66. CDawg says:

    Why am i NOT surprised that this photo surfaced through a tabloid rag mag? It’s always about who can pay the highest bid and apparently “the enquirer” did. SMDH

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    • Adriane says:

      Why am i NOT surprised that this photo surfaced through a tabloid rag mag?
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      Mm Hm and…
      of course someone at the funeral home took the pic.

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  67. Annonymous says:

    Wow! This was a total breach of trust and privacy.

    This is the price of fame. My heart really goes out to the families of celebrities.

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  68. QueenC says:

    Tra is on point with this one….Her family is responsible for the pic, whether ya’ll believe it or not. They making money off of her like there’s no tomorrow….her clothes etc. If they would sell rights to the funeral coverage…why not a pic of Whitney in her casket? Cissy and the rest of the houston clan can kiss my ass. I don’t trust any of them money grubbin bastards. They lie! Their cash flow is gone now and they figure since Whitney is dead, she can’t take it with her…so why not benefit from it. jmo. What I think is low and dirty, is saying it’s for Bobby Kris. Now that’s fucked up, they already using her.

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    • Tra is on point with this one….Her family is responsible for the pic, whether ya’ll believe it or not. They making money off of her like there’s no tomorrow….her clothes etc. If they would sell rights to the funeral coverage…why not a pic of Whitney in her casket?
      *******

      Thank you QueenC, the fact that the family sold the picture is common sense which is why she didn’t want the coffin open to the world. Plus the photo is a professional photo. You can tell the funeral home was empty at the time. The Houston’s have to do what they have to do to stay afloat. Her record label said: She had 25 family members on her payroll.

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      • SlickRick says:

        She had 25 family members on her payroll.
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        GOT DAYUM 25??? SAY IT AIN’T SO BLOG QUEENY

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      • CoCo says:

        She had 25 family members on her payroll.
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        Which is why she died on their watch..her support system failed her. That’s why I love me some PRINCE! He said “if you want people to tell you the truth like a real friend would/should, don’t have them on your payroll”

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      • BBallen says:

        She had 25 family members on her payroll.
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        Hey Tracy Baby, their cash cow is gone now and I’m sure they have mortgages and other things that they must maintain. I just hope they do RIGHT by her daughter that’s all.

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      • QueenC says:

        Thank you QueenC
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        Please!! Girl I GOT YOU! 🙂 LOL…You see we ain’t heard shit about Cissy suing nobody. WHY? cause they got P.A.I.D. Here they are selling her gowns and she ain’t even COLD yet. GTFOHWTBS!!!

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      • Rezzie says:

        I cosign you @Coco,
        People couldn’t SEE pass her fame in order to SAVE her from herself. She needed some real truth!

        Just like Kim Burrell how you gon say you know Jesus and you couldn’t even detect that your so called friend had a problem? Whitney hanging out and drinking and wanna sing “yes Jesus loves me in the same breathe” Yeah He loved her aight God ain’t playin people.

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      • Omar says:

        Hey Trace.

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