Na­tional En­quirer runs DEATHBED photo of Bobbi Kristina

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL -

Na­tional En­quirer on Wed­nes­day pub­lished Bobbi Kristina Brown’s last known photo show­ing Whit­ney Hous­ton’s ill-fated daugh­ter on her deathbed in the fi­nal days of her life.

The jar­ring im­age that graces the cover of the tabloid, touted as a ‘world ex­clu­sive’, de­picts the 22-year-old woman ly­ing un­con­scious un­der a blan­ket in her bed at the Peachtree Chris­tian Hos­pice in Ge­or­gia.

Bobbi Kristina had been in a med­i­cally in­duced coma since Jan­uary 31, when she was dis­cov­ered un­con­scious in her bath­tub. In June, as hope for her re­cov­ery faded, her fam­ily de­cided to move her to the endof-life care fa­cil­ity in Ge­or­gia.

The mag­a­zine cover also fea­tures a smaller photo of Bobbi Kristina’s fa­mous mother ly­ing in her casket in 2012 af­ter her own drown­ing death.

UK Daily Mail, when re­port­ing on the mat­ter, de­lib­er­ately ob­scured Bobbi Kristina Brown’s face, and that of her late mother, as seen on the mag­a­zine cover, to pro­tect their dig­nity in death.

Ac­cord­ing to the ar­ti­cle ac­com­pa­ny­ing the shock­ing im­age, the last pho­to­graph of Bobbi Kristina while she was still alive was taken just days be­fore her pass­ing on July 26. The iden­tity of the pho­tog­ra­pher re­mains un­known, and there is no word on whether the per­son who took the pic­ture was given per­mis­sion to do so.

Another im­age was re­port­edly taken dur­ing her wake as she lay in her casket. That im­age has not been re­leased yet.

Three years ear­lier, the tabloid sparked a con­tro­versy when it pub­lished Whit­ney Hous­ton’s fu­neral photo - the same one seen on the cover of the latest is­sue.

The re­lease of the deathbed snap­shot is bound to in­ten­sify the feud be­tween the Brown and Hous­ton fam­i­lies who have been locked in a fight over that other photo of Bobbi Kristina, the one show­ing her ly­ing in her cof­fin dur­ing her me­mo­rial ser­vice last week.

The yet-to-be seen pic­ture of the de­ceased has re­port­edly been sold for six fig­ures af­ter a heated bid­ding bat­tle. Both sides are ac­cus­ing the other of be­ing re­spon­si­ble for invit­ing the un­known guest who al­legedly snapped the pic­ture.

TMZ re­ports that the photo was taken dur­ing Bobbi Kristina’s view­ing and that the win­ning bid topped $100,000. It is not known which media out­let pur­chased the pic­ture. Mak­ing mat­ters worse is the fact that in­tense pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures were taken at both the fu­neral and wake to make sure this would not hap­pen and that no one would be able to see Bobbi Kristina just be­fore she was laid to rest.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the hos­pice deathbed photo pub­lished on Wed­nes­day by the Na­tional En­quirer was be­ing shopped around for $100,000.

Pat Hous­ton and her daugh­ter Rayah at the burial ser­vice for Bobbi Kristina on Mon­day. The Hous­ton and Brown fam­i­lies are now feud­ing over a pic­ture

taken of the tragic 22-year-old in her casket.

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