The National Enquirer editors obtained grainy images of Whitney Houston taken at the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey, where a private wake for close friends and family was held on Friday.
The pictures, published today by the tabloid, show Houston wearing a purple dress with color-coordinated eye shadow and lip gloss, and jewelry worth a reported $500,000. [Scroll down to view.]
A source tells the publication, “Whitney looked lovely… like a queen.”
The platinum coffin also had the singer’s nickname, “Nippy,” embroidered in the silk lining between two treble clef symbols.
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