A chilling picture apparently showing late singer Whitney Houston in an open coffin has been published on the cover of the National Enquirer.
The image shows Whitney Houston lying dead in her golden casket, clad in her favorite purple dress and wearing what looks like a diamond broach and earring.
National Enquirer has run the snap alongside a bold headline proclaiming: “Whitney: The last photo!”
It is understood Whitney Houston picture in open casket was taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey, where her family attended a private wake last Friday on the eve of her funeral.
National Enquirer claims the photo was taken at the private viewing – although does not reveal who took the picture.
Whitney Houston was wearing jewels worth $500,000 and had gold slippers on her feet, according to the publication.
No doubt the photograph – which was published in the magazine’s latest edition – is bound to stir a strong reaction.
Whitney Houston’s funeral took place on Saturday and was attended by stars including Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey and her co-star from The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner.
Whitney Houston was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, on Sunday in a burial service attended by close family and friends. The legendary singer, who died on February 11 at age 48, is buried near her father, John Russell Houston, Jr.