Skip to comments.National Enquirer posts Whitney Houston open casket
Posted on 02/22/2012 11:29:52 PM PST by patriot08
National Enquirer posts Whitney Houston open casket
Not that its all that shocking, when you think about it, as the shot is reminiscent of the Enquirer front page featuring Elvis Presleys open casket photo after The King died in 1977.
Did The Enquirer go too far, is this par for the course with todays tabloid journalism, or both?
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I wondered how long it would take for this photo to appear.
Some greedy somebody made a bundle off this.
I doubt if they really buried her with $500,000 worth of jewelry as was reported. I’m sure they removed it after the viewing.
If not, it would certainly temp some ghouls to go digging and try to get it.
I don’t know FOX, was tapping phones going too far?
Her lips are parted.
I thought so at first too, but it’s just the shine from the lip gloss.
You are correct.
On my cellphone it looks as if her lips are parted at first glance. went back and looked and they are indeed closed.
What is Nippy?
C’mon... It’s the Enquirer. No way would they photoshop a picture on their cover.
That tabloid prides itself on having more integrity than, say, Dan Rather or the New York Times, etc.
That was her nickname as a child.
fwiw - When I was a child I found a kitten in the middle of Whitney Avenue in Queens and named it Whitney. Kept it for his full life, about 17 years.
She looks at peace. Still tragic.
Sorry to hear he is gone.
‘Nippy’ and the musical notes on the inside look tacky.
Same here. Decent comedian with clean humor.
I must say, they did a very good job..she looks alive like she just lay down.
Yes, she looks beautiful.
They must have really improved on the way they do autopsies.
When they got through with the beautiful Marilyn Monroe, her face had all but collapsed.
You can see a picture if you do a Google.
I haven’t the heart to post it.
This from Mail on Line:
A photograph apparently showing Whitney Houston in an open coffin has been published on the cover of the National Enquirer.
The chilling picture shows the singer lying dead in her golden casket, clad in a regal purple dress and wearing what looks like a diamond brooch and earrings.
The official cause of death is yet to be revealed, pending the release of toxicology reports - which could still be several weeks off.
However, there has been speculation that the troubled star -who endured a long battle with drugs - died as a result of a deadly concoction of prescriptions drugs and alcohol.
Yesterday, RadarOnline reported Whitney had a mixture of Valium, Xanax and alcohol in her system when she was found at the Beverly Hilton.
‘Whitney had taken Valium, Xanax, and alcohol, which led to her death,’ a source close to the situation told the website.
‘The coroner is waiting on final toxicology results to determine which one of the three was the major contributing factor of her demise.’
The insider went on: ‘The coroner will be closely examining Whitney’s blood alcohol content at the time she died as well. The sedatives and alcohol will almost certainly be the cause of death, and not drowning.
‘Her heart stopped beating because her respiratory system was suppressed because of the anti-anxiety meds, and combined with the booze it probably happened very quickly before she was found partially submerged in the bathtub.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2104870/Whitney-Houston-dead-coffin-National-Enquirer-publishes-chilling-photo.html#ixzz1nCdfXH00
There have also been reports of Bobbi Christina slipping away and doing cocaine before the service.
How is this relevant?
Need more you say? Disney is opening the new Whitney Crack House exhibit in Fantasy Land. You'll be able to dress up like Whitney and do actual lines of coke! Disney is also putting in a new Funeral Cortege ride in Tomorrow Land where you will be able to ride in a hearse with an animatronic Whitney body in an open casket!
Not enough you say? You want more? CBS has just announced a new reality show, "Whitney Lost" in which contestants will overdose live on TV and paramedics will try to revive them. Last one to die wins!
I think any aspect of the Whitney story is relevant. It’s a teaching moment to remind people about the dangers of mixing some prescription drugs with alcohol. Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Lorazepam...
I’m hoping the overkill on this story will stop doctors from handing out Benzodiazepine scripts like they’re the only answer to anxiety. It’s too easy to get addicted.
I saw yesterday another supermarket tabloid with the front cover showing her bathtub.
Will they have a count up clock?
Oh I agree, just wondering why he posted the morbid picture he did. What happened to her is sad. It happens to many people who ignore the known dangers.
Too bad the media didn’t focus on her self destructive behavior before it killed her.
I guess they wanted to see if they could out-morbid National Enquirer.
There was quite a bit of news coverage on Whitney’s addiction. One that comes to mind is the news special on CBS with Diane Sawyer. All the show biz evening shows like ‘ET’, and Inside Edition frequently covered it.
But I guess it just wasn’t enough.
Thank goodness they did not post a pic of her last movement!!!
I suspect that is to come, from them (the N E ) under their heading of “stolen pics” and the follow up ..”Was she a man with tight shorts??”
Don’t do the drugs if you don’t want to sleep with the bugs.
The CIA doesn't have much practice doing autopsies.
But then it could have been Cissy or Warwick.
They sold footage of the funeral entering the cemetery and one of Whitney’s dresses ‘to help Bobby Christina out’.
I’d like to see that casket opened and photographed, oh, 10 years from now.
I know she did it to herself...but still, she was so young and so talented.
We have no way of knowing the pressures she was under and how hard it is to quit drugs.