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Wonderwall, Thursday, March 22, 2012, 2:30pm (PDT)
Whitney Houston died from drowning in a hotel bathtub, but coroner's officials said Thursday that heart disease and chronic cocaine use were contributing factors to the singer's death.
The release of autopsy findings Thursday ends weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11, on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and her death has been ruled as accidental. Several bottles of prescription medications were found in her hotel room, but coroner's officials said they weren't in excessive quantities.
Beverly Hills police said in a statement there was no evidence of wrongdoing in connection with Houston's death. "We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure," said Patricia Houston, the singer's sister-in-law and manager.
Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says cocaine and its byproducts were found in Houston's system, and it was listed as a contributing factor in her death. He says the results indicated Houston was a chronic cocaine user. Coroner's officials said they also found traces of marijuana, Xanax and Benadryl in her system.
I agree. I bought her last cd when it came out in 09 an was routing for her and hoped she'd get her s*** together. But even after the Oprah interview back then, I thought her body language wasn't telling the truth and she was still using. She was being as honest as a drug addict knows how to be, but she was still using.
Not being funny cause lord knows I shed some tears over her passing, and I'll be the first to say I was wishing for her to make a major comeback... But being completely honest, I don't think anybody really thought she had given up coke...
DB said:Maybe the family just didn't want people to feel let down knowing that Whitney really hadn't stopped her cocaine usage do they claimed she drowned.. If there was no water in her lungs, she was not breathing long before she went under.. I know they want everyone to remember her as the Whitney that finally cleaned up, telling the truth about what really caused her death is not gonna make us feel any less like we lost a great artist.. Cocaine has taken out how many celebrities now?? And Benadryl was in her system as well?! I wouldn't be surprised if that alone knocked her out