The chilling photograph shows Houston lying lying dead in her golden coffin, wearing a purple dress.
Whitney was also wearing a diamond brooch and earrings and according to the publication, the jewels were worth over $500,000.
View the uncensored photo below [WARNING! Do NOT click if dead bodies offend you]:
The National Enquirer does not reveal who took the picture, but it appears to be taken by a cell phone.
Carolyn Whigham, the owner of the Funeral Home issued the following statement regarding the matter:
I have spoken with the family about this and they have asked me not to comment on the matter.
[Sidebar: Sounds to me like the family may have an idea of who got that check.]
Whitney’s deathbed photos joins the list of other deceased superstars like Tupac Shakur, John Lennon, Gary Coleman and Elvis, who all had their deathbed and/or “coffin” photos sold to the highest bidder.
The Enquirer published a post-mortem photo of John Lennon on its cover back in 1980 and also one of Elvis in his coffin in 1977.
I don’t know about you, but I knew it was only a matter of time before Whitney’s coffin photo was released. Are we really surprised?