The National Enquirer published the alleged last photo of a dead Whitney Houston in her open casket on its front page this week.

The cover of the National Enquirer showed the singer dead in her casket at the private viewing. She is reportedly wearing her favorite purple dress and had gold slippers on her feet. The cover also alleged that Houston was buried in $500,000 worth of jewelry and is seen wearing a diamond broach and earrings.

It is believed that the photo was taken inside Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, N.J. The funeral home is where Houston's family attended a private viewing a day before her funeral on Saturday.

Houston died in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11. She was 48 years old. A cause of death has not been established at this time.

You can see the alleged photo of Houston in her casket here.

What do you think of the National Enquirer publishing the photo? Was it in poor taste or were you hoping to see the last shot of Houston before she was buried? Let us know in the comments box below.

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