Whitney Houston’s grave is currently being guarded by security 24 hours a day while her family decide whether to encase her coffin in concrete to stop grave-robbers stealing the £500,000 worth of jewellery she was buried in.
The ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer died suddenly in February, and was buried next to her father John Russell Houston Jr. at the Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey, but after she was laid to rest with a diamond brooch and earrings, she is now having to be heavily guarded and her mother Cissy is having problems affording the security.
Now, it looks as though the concrete route is the last resort, but will put the family at peace.
“Cissy can’t afford to keep paying guards forever. A concrete encasement is the only answer,” a source told the Daily Star.
Meanwhile a burial expert at Hollywood Forever said that this is a “sensible move” and would mean they can all rest easier.
“It makes robbery virtually impossible. It would take a long time to get through, even with a pneumatic drill.”
Cissy, 78, is on the verge of signing a seven-figure publishing deal to write a tell-all book about her daughter’s troubled life.
Last week, we reported that she met with a published at a New York hotel, which is where she was quoted by the New York Times as saying: “I want to stop the lies, It’s going to be the bad. It’s going to be the good.”