The Man Who Took Whitney Houston’s Death Photo Also Took Her Cocaine

The Man Who Took Whitney Houston’s Death Photo Also Took Her Cocaine

The man who almost certainly took the uncensored death photo of Whitney Houston in her coffin claims to be the dude who cleaned her hotel room of incriminating evidence in her death.  Raffles van Exel told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that ‘the room had to be emptied, someone had to do it.’  The implication is that good old Raffles was there to remove whatever cocaine Whitney didn’t manage to take just before she died.

People in general and the stupid coroner in particular, say that there was no evidence of foul play in Whitney’s death.  What is the intentional removal of evidence from the site of a fatality if not foul play???

Raffles was hanging onto Whitney’s entourage both before and after she died.  Raffles attended two private viewings of Whitney’s casket with the family.  The Whigham Funeral Home say that is was Raffles who took the photo and they have an employee who claims that he saw him do it. Whighams say that they told the Houston family of their suspicions when the picture appeared on the cover of The National Enquirer but they didn’t do anything about it.

Celebuzz scooped it: A close confidante of the late pop diva Whitney Houston has admitted he cleaned up the hotel room where she drowned, Celebuzz has learned.  In an interview with respected Dutch newspaper The Telegraph on February 15, just four days after the singer’s death, Raffles van Exel confessed: “The room had to be emptied.”

“Someone had to do it,” van Exel told the newspaper, according to a translation of the article published online.   Van Exel stopped short of telling The Telegraph what exactly he removed from the suite and he has not returned Celebuzz’s request for comment. 

Last week, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office declared Houston, 48, died from an accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub with the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.” 

Sources tell Celebuzz that Beverly Hills police are still investigating how Houston acquired the drugs that contributed to her death and whether they were hidden from police and first responders.  No cocaine or drug paraphernalia were found in the suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., the source adds.

However, Houston’s cocaine use appeared to have occurred “in the time period just immediately prior to her collapse in the bathtub at the hotel,” Chief Coroner Craig Harvey said when he announced the findings of his report, last week.

“(Houston’s case) is still an open investigation for us… I can’t disclose any details about the investigation,” BHPD Lt. Mark Rosen told People on March 23.

This Raffles fellow seems to be all over and up to no good.  Shouldn’t the authorities think about talking to this dude?  What do you think?  Let us know in the comments section below.

5 responses to “The Man Who Took Whitney Houston’s Death Photo Also Took Her Cocaine”

  1. […] The man who took Whitney’s death photo also took her cocaine – Celebrity Dirty Laundry […]

  2. […] arrived.  Celeb Dirty Laundry revealed yesterday that Raffles van Exel told a Dutch newspaper he was the person who cleaned up the room after Whitney’s death.  Once we get our hands on the current issue of Globe we will let you […]

  3. […] the bathroom where Whitney was found dead and suspicion for the ‘cleaning job’ rests heavily upon Raffles van Exel.  Van Exel is also suspected of being the man who took the final uncensored photo of Whitney in her […]

  4. […] Raffles van Exel who had a mysterious relationship with Whitney Houston is planning to present himself to the Beverly Hills Police Department with his lawyer later this week.  Raffles claims that he wants to certain that he not part of the police investigation into Whitney’s death.  Reports have been circulating for a couple of weeks that Raffles is the person who both removed cocaine from Whitney’s room after she died and secretly took and sold the famous uncensored photo of Whitney in her coffin. […]

  5. bareness 8 says:

    I believe that Whitney Houston was murdered, if you look at the last photo she took in her limo you can see a hand reaching behind her back.  Her expression is of a person who has just been stuck with a needle. The driver of the car is looking up in the mirror as if he cannot believe what he is seeing.  Also, her sister-in-law Pat made some comments that I found very troubling, in addition, every photo Pat appeared in with Whitney in her last day, shows the face of a woman filled with hate and anger.