It was only going to be a matter of time, but at least one tour company is already capitalizing on the tragic death of Whitney Houston.
The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles where the singer, 48, died on Saturday after allegedly mixing alcohol with the drug Xanax, has been added to the line up for the Dearly Departed Tours, a bus-tour that visits the spots where Hollywood celebrities died, the Los Angeles Times said.
Scott Michaels, the founder of the 2.5-hour tour billed as an "escorted journey through death, murder and scandal in Los Angeles in the cool comfort of the luxurious Dearly Departed Tomb Buggy," said, "To some people, there's just no defending it.… But we're not jumping on any bandwagon. This is what we do."
"When (Houston's) 911 call becomes available, we'll use that," Michaels added.
The tour doesn't stop at Beverly Hilton Hotel, although a guide is expected to mention Houston's death, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Located on Wilshire Blvd., the hotel is where in 2008 the then Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards was spotted sneaking into the hotel to meet his mistress, Rielle Hunter ---that sparked a scandal ending his political career. It is also close to where gangster Bugsy Siegel was gunned down at his home in 1947.
But the tour isn't the only way to catch a glimpse of where Houston died.
Room 434 of the Hilton Hotel where Houston was staying when she died has already been booked out for months by her “macabre-obsessed” fans, the TMZ.com celebrity news web site reported on Wednesday.
Houston’s funeral ceremony is expected to be held on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey. The pop icon’s family decided to hold a ceremony with close friends and relatives only, TMZ.com said.
The official cause of the singer’s death will not be known for about another eight weeks, after toxicology tests are carried out.