The tawdry tabloid image of the singer being rushed into UCLA Medical Center from an ambulance was purchased for approximately $500,000 (£305,000) and appears on the magazine’s “Official Tribute Issue,” arriving on newsstands Wednesday.
“It’s a photo that captures the surprise and the upset and the moment of this breaking news story. I hope the cover will provoke readers,” OK! editorial director Sarah Ivens said in defense of the magazine’s decision to run the image. “It celebrated the man, but it also does expose that he was an eccentric character who lived a very controversial life.”
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Hip-hop moguls Diddy and Jay-Z are said to be so furious over the publication of the death photo, “they’re organizing a boycott” against OK!, The NY Post is reporting.