Looks like the National Enquirer did land a recent deathbed photo of Bobbi Kristina Brown from an unscrupulous source – likely either a Houston or Brown family member, but it looks like it is not a coffin photo, but a deathbed photo.
The last photo anyone saw of Bobbi Kristina Brown was of her with an oxygen mask and neck brace on, but Brown family sources say that was taken prior to her move to hospice in late June because she was not wearing a neck brace once at the Peachtree Christian Hospice facility.
The photos purchased by National Enquirer claim to be the last images of Bobbi Kristina alive before she passed away at the Atlanta hospice. The question is, did the tabloid score a final deathbed photo and a coffin photo but are saving the funeral photo for another explosive cover next week? Either way, the photos are likely from a family member, although a hospice staffer could have been the culprit.
However, since family members would have been watching staffers closely when they were in Bobbi Kristina Brown’s room, it’s far more probable that a family member or friend of the family is to blame for these photos of 22 year old Bobbi Kristina taken just prior to her passing. No doubt both sides of the family will try to blame each other for the photo.
Whitney Houston’s casket photo was sold to The National Enquirer by a close friend of Whitney’s Raffles Van Exel, but some sources say that Van Exel also had close ties to Pat Houston, now the conservator of Whitney Houston’s estate. And back in 2006, Bobby Brown’s sister Tina Brown sold a photo to the Enquirer the tabloid captioned “Inside Whitney’s Drug Den!” that showed a disturbing array of drug paraphernalia.
The National Enquirer has a sordid history of obtaining and publishing deathbed and funeral photos and have scored some shocking high profile photos including an Elvis Presley coffin photo and pics from Michael Jackson’s autopsy. And when they can’t buy a photo, they make one. One cover shot featured a recreation of Whitney Houston’s death tableau featuring a woman of color lounging drunkenly in a bathtub.
The revealing National Enquirer Bobbi Kristina Brown death photos are slated to be on store shelves today and there is likely more to come on this sad, sad story.