Whitney's family fears grave robbers

2012-02-24 16:10
Siyavuya Madikane
Cape Town - Fears surfaced that thieves are looking to target the grave of late singing sensation Whitney Houston, reports the Daily Mail.

Houston, 48, who was buried last Sunday in New Jersey, died after a drug related incident.

According to the Daily Mail, the singer was buried along with more than £300 000 worth of jewellery.

"Whitney is understood to have been buried in a gold-lined casket worth upwards of £10 000, wearing a diamond brooch and earrings," wrote the newspaper.

The family of the music star has been forced to hire guards to look after her tomb.

'Genuine fear'

A source told the Daily Star: "There is a very genuine fear that her coffin will be targeted by grave robbers."

The Daily Mail added that even though it would be hard to dig up the casket, this would not deter psychotic fans or people looking to make money from trying.

"Round-the-clock guards are protecting the plot at the Fairview cemetery in New Jersey, despite the area being closed to the general public earlier this week," they said.

The newspaper added: "It's ironic that Whitney, who was most famous for The Bodyguard movie when she was alive, has to have bodyguards even in death."


  • eunice.d.silva - 2012-02-24 16:22

    They must employ a bodyguard hahahahahaha

  • Wendy - 2012-02-24 16:31

    Why bury her with those jewels anyway? It's not like she's gonna enjoy wearing them

  • Robert E Meise Esq - 2012-02-24 18:23

    why bury her with jewelry , she would of preferred a crack pipe she cant smoke diamonds

  • mdigovich - 2012-02-24 20:08

    Who in their right mind also burries someone so prominent with such expensive jewellery?

  • Mandu Ngcobo - 2012-02-24 20:50

    Of course, her grave is a target for thieves. You don't discard a dead body with stuff worth that kind of money, and then make it public knowledge... unless if you are an idiot, of course.

  • Victor - 2012-02-25 09:12

    you live with bodyguards you die and you see yourself guarded by the body guards she needs peace (rest)

  • James - 2012-02-25 15:59

    Weeell they did it 2000 years ago in Egypt. Some people are just a bit slow in getting "with it"

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