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Media outlet 'pays $100k for photo of Bobby Kristina Brown in coffin'

Published 03/08/2015 | 20:07

Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at Tri-Star Pictures'
Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at Tri-Star Pictures' "Sparkle" premiere in 2012.
Singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
Bobbi Kristina Brown's uncle Gary Houston arrives at the home in Alpharetta, Ga., on Monday, July 27, 2015 (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Singer Cissy Houston and her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)
A hearse carrying the coffin bearing the body of Bobby Kristina Brown drives past Saint James Church near Whigham Funeral home in Newark, New Jersey (AP)
A hearse arrives at St James United Methodist Church before a funeral service for Bobbi Kristina Brown in Alpharetta, Georgia (AP)
Leolah Brown walks towards media members saying she was told to leave the funeral service for her niece
A police officer stands guard at the entrance to St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A hearse arrives at St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bobbi Kristina’s family are concerned after a picture was reportedly taken of her dead body and sold to the media.

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TMZ reports that the unnamed media outlet has paid $100,000 for the picture of the 22-year-old’s body lying in her casket ahead of her funeral at the weekend. The image was taken during the viewing which took place the day before the funeral, according to the reports. Precautionary measures had been taken to try and prevent such an incident occurring but it seems someone managed to flout the security.

It is not known who took the photograph, but TMZ previously reported that Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby Brown and his family were worried that her late mother Whitney Houston’s family might pull a stunt like what has happened, as the same thing occurred at the singer’s funeral back in 2012.

Bobbi Kristina passed away at the end of last month after spending nearly six months in a coma. She had originally been found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her home on January 31.

A police officer stands guard at the entrance to St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A police officer stands guard at the entrance to St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Her family gathered for her wake on Friday before her funeral took place the following day on August 1 at the Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. After the service, Bobbi Kristina’s body was transported to New Jersey, where she will be buried next to her mother in the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield.

Her father Bobby spoke of his loss soon after her death was confirmed.

A hearse arrives at St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A hearse arrives at St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

“Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time," he said in a statement to E! News. "My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honour her memory. Our loss is unimaginable."

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