Whitney Houston Died from Drowning, Cocaine Found in System

Whitney Houston

Mystery has surrounded the tragic passing of Whitney Houston. Now the L.A. County coroner’s office has determined the official cause of the singer’s death.

A toxicology report released today concluded that Houston died from accidental drowning. She was also found to have cocaine in her system at the time of death. Other contributing factors included heart disease and cocaine use, according to an investigation.

The report adds that “cocaine and metabolites were identified and were contributory to the death. Marijuana, Alprazolam (Xanax), Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) were identified but did not contribute to the death.”

Houston was found unresponsive in the bathtub of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton on February 11, hours before Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party. She was 48 years old.

Investigators found no evidence of cocaine in the room. Prescription pill bottles were discovered, but the amount of pills was “not in alarming amounts.”

Patricia Houston, who was Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, released the following statement: “We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure.”



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45 Comments

  1. MinajRules2012

    I knew it. SO not surprised. Thats what typically what happens to crackheads. What a waste of talent.

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    Uh No Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Ray J gave her the coke

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    TeamMinaj Reply:

    @Uh No, these bum bitches have no clue

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    Mr. Whio wedu brez Reply:

    @Uh No, you don’t know who give it to Whitney Houston and she make her own choice

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    hero Reply:

    @MinajRules2012,

    just from that message, you sound like a crackhead so what’s your point? The article said cocaine, not crack – so get a clue.

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    Truth Seeker Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Not a waste of talent,she left her mark on the world!!! Mos def tragic tho…

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    Nicole Reply:

    @Truth Seeker, Probably meant “waste of talent” as in she had what so many people want, that voice, and she wasted it and all the things she could have continued to accomplish. No one is saying she didn’t leave her mark with that talent, but many don’t believe she appreciated it, including me. All I ever wanted was a voice like that and she had it and she ruined it with drugs, and in the end ruined herself. She destroyed herself. No one else. She made her decisions and they were mostly bad ones.

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    kpaakpa martins Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, ur such an idioet,d best voice eva heard on earth,she used her gift wel,everyone has dere owm ups n downs okay,u fool

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    Mr. Whio wedu brez Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, your such an idoit for saying that last part. It was her decide to make her own choice Not No one else.

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  2. Kyle

    I think Whitney Houston is a prime example that BAD things happen to GOOD people. Just because she did drugs didn’t make her a bad person. She had a disease and we all knew that. We watched her career crumble and you could just tell that she wasn’t the same woman we once knew. I felt so bad for her and I thought things were looking up for her when she dropped “I Look To You” in 2009. I guess she just couldn’t kick the habit. At least she left a legacy of great music that we can remember her for.

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    Music Reply:

    @Kyle, lol, bad things happen to good people? she didnt get cancer or anything unpreventable. it was her own stupid decision to do this, and she caused her own death.

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    hero Reply:

    @Music,

    how insensitive can you be? hopefully when your family members pass away you’ll also blame them, regardless of what they pass from. you’re a sad case and I feel so sorry for you.

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    ThatIsCray Reply:

    @hero, Not trying to be “insensitive” but it’s hard to be all up in arms over a death that could have been avoided. She was amazingly talented and beautiful but I can’t say I feel sorry for her more so than I do those who loved her (family-friends). I’m not going to sit her and through stones at her because it has no purpose she is gone now and she is not coming back regardless to what she died from but I don’t think there is anything wrong with people being honest about the situation and truth is Whitney was a drug addict to the day she died and she threw away her on life and I agree with @Music this was completely avoidable yes we all make mistakes but she had more than enough time to correct herself and she never did so while I feel bad that she is gone at the same time I don’t.

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    hero Reply:

    @ThatIsCray,

    you must not understand the problem of addiction. people who are emotionally weak are more susceptible to falling under – making them not able to fully recover. it is true that taking drugs is not a wise decision in the first place but I know she would have wished she’d never taken them, That’s no reason to claim that she willingly “threw her life away.” her dependency was entirely too strong and I’m sure her long term goal was not to die of drug abuse. with that said, unless you have personally experienced someone who has battled with addiction, or you have battled with it yourself, you will not be able to understand Whitney and her struggle.

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    ThatIsCray Reply:

    @hero, I more than understand the power of addiction I also understand the power of using your judgment. My father was on drugs and for 20 years of my life I barley knew my father who left my mom with 6 kids to raise alone. So I really don’t need you to try and “lecture” me so to speak about something that ran my childhood. Whitney like my father was not a meek or “weak” soul everyone who knew whitney said she was headstrong. You couldn’t make her do what she didn’t want to do and she wanted to do drugs just as my father. He will tell you to this day he knew exactly what he was doing when he started using them just as Whitney did as well and what other outcome is their from using drugs? We all know what it does to the mind and body. Do you really think Whitney didn’t know that if she didn’t stop using she would eventually die from it? She knew just like we know. At the end of the day she died from it which is sad because she didn’t overcome the want to stop doing them but to sit here and make excuses for it doesn’t make what she did acceptable. Whitney herself said she knew threw away her gift just like she knew she threw away most of her life to drugs. I loved whitney voice and music but I’m a realist and have been and seen enough in my lifetime to know that life is what you make it and the decision that choose from it we all make mistakes and we can all correct those mistakes if we choose to. Whitney did not choose to correct her mistake.

    Music Reply:

    @ThatIsCray, thank you for understand where im coming from

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    Music Reply:

    @hero, im not trying to be insensitive either. She could have completely avoided it, and it was not like she needed it anyways. a millionaire, hooked on drugs. she had everything to live for, especially a daughter. if she was in poverty and had no hope, its more reasonable that she would be addicted to cocaine. but in her case it wasnt. I am sorry that she had to go, we lost a legend, but at the end of the day it is what it is.

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  3. T

    :(. I’m rather disappointed. Everyone was rooting for her. In the grand scheme of things, an addiction is an addiction and we all have our issues deal with on a DAILY basis.

    May her soul rest in peace and her legacy will definitely continue to live on.

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  4. Gino

    Sad but not shocking. RIP to the greatest

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  5. Lauryn

    My Poor Whitney, Forever Love You! We All Have Our Trial’s & Tribulations.

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  6. Royce

    I don’t believe anything the media put out there they can say anything @ this point so its whatever..she still is the best to ever do it a LEGEND..RIP Whitney Houston this world is so hateful glad u are in a better place where LOVE is all around!!!

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    truebozz Reply:

    @Royce, let me guess.. you also want the feds to “free” your nikka who probably pointed a glock (against the law..) at someone right? criminals who break the law and act illegally (YES WEED IS ILLEGAL) have no place in civil society.. #smfh

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  7. Ced

    Love u Whitney..the world should hav shown more love 2 u & I believe u would still be here..GOD wanted to show u love in heaven cuz this world tore u down..she died of a heart disease nt cocaine people

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  8. coolio

    What a tragedy. People seriously shouldn’t do drugs.

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  9. Elisha

    well said Kyle xoxo

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  10. Rap*LovesJesus

    lies….

    illuminati

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    Miles Reply:

    @Rap*LovesJesus, I Hate this Illuminating bs

    Ordinary Guy Gets Shot = Some one shot Him
    Tupac Gets Shot = The Illuminati Killed Him

    People die in a plane crash = Plane crashed killed them
    Aaliyah dies in a plain crash = The illuminati crashed the plane

    Normal Person OD’s on Drugs = Died from drug overdose
    Whitney Housten OD’s on Drugs = Illuminati drugged her

    Just because a celebrety died does automatically mean the illuminati killed them
    And if they did, who TF cares. their dead now. Its not like you talking about it gonna stop them

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  11. truebozz

    could have told you that.. when will people realize drugs are BAD. i guess its too late cuz by then they dead.

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  12. Hip-Hop Fiend

    I will never understand how entertainers get to a low point where they have to turn to drugs. I mean I know there regular people deep down but your living your dream isn’t that a good enough HIGH smh… Whitney surrounded herself around bad people. Bobby Brown put her on to drugs I’m sure but nobody put a gun to her head and made her use drugs. She hang out with Ray J who all know be dips all the time. This truly fucked up he legacy. When people say cocaine they refer to it as Bobby & Whitney… Enough said!

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, It’s a money thing. Celebrities make so much money and drugs become involved because they are so easily accessible. Think about it too; being a famous musician is such an unrealistic lifestyle because it’s not like you really have a set schedule or too much on the line. They have the right to cancel interviews or shows and then blame it on a personal issue when really they’re not in the right state because they’re high on something, which Whitney did for years.

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  13. Lisa

    @hip-hopfiend right u dont kno the evil behind the scenes so shut up u sound ignorant..

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  14. Lisa

    @Royce u are right this world is nothing bt hate people playing god judging people smh its ashame hw this world has become..LOVE is in need of Love today stevie wonder said it best.

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  15. wall+e

    LOVE IS NEED OF LOVE TODAY..this world need to love more and let GOD be the judge & no 1 knows wat really happened when did u people start believing every thing the media says..get ur own mind

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  16. Hip-Hop Fiend

    @Lisa Yea and you know that she wasn’t a bad person right. You act like this was not a on going problem in her life, like no one was aware of her drug habbit. When ever we heard her name in the news we knew it was drug related. Is it my fault when I hear the name Whitney I don’t think of her singing I think of a crack pipe. Thats the picture SHE painted.

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  17. Ced

    omg her music is a treause stop worrying about what she did in her personal life get ur life.

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  18. Ced

    @Lisa u are right ..judge nt lest ye be judged..iam glad she is at peace nw away from all these people judging someone they never even knew if anything it hurts the situation ..the music is amazing that’s all i ever will be concerned about #rip whitney

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  19. Blaze

    So sad but we love you the younger entertainers should really look at the things that could happen in this industry.Drugs an alcolhol is so norm in this bussiness they spend it all around if your weak it will eat you up.Lets just pray for them instead of judging all the time.

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  20. Miles

    I think its sad that she died and all but people are on here putting her on a throne and shiid. Its WAS her own fault and stupid decision. No One put a gun to her head and said “DO THIS COCAINE OR I AM GOING TO SHOOT YOU”. No she chose to do drugs and let her life spiral down and him. Peer pressure is no excuse. It’s not Bobby Brown’s fault, It’s not Ray J’s fault. I’m not being insensitive. she was talented and is a legend, but she was a dope fiend. And her death was her own cause

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Miles,

    No one put a gun to her head, but that’s not usually the reason people start (and continue to use) drugs in the first place.

    As humans, we simply don’t know how to deal with the some of the harsh realities of life.

    We all cope in one way or another…drugs, food, cigarettes, alcohol, shopping, love…everybody’s got a vice…and nobody holds a gun to any of our heads when we do it because we’re just tryna get by. It’s not always right, but it’s that’s the real.

    Regardless of her weaknesses, I still say she’s a queen, flaws and all. She’s just a queen that couldn’t beat her addiction. Those who really love her will remember all the good she brought the world.

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    Miles Reply:

    @brainfood.com, I’m not saying she was a bad person. I think she was extremely talented and one of the greatest singers(not just female singers) of all time. I’m just saying. I hate when people act like a celebrity is a saint when they die. they are human and have flaws like everyone else(like you said). And I hate when people blame it on other when she is the one who clearly had the problem. As much as we all love i think her death is 100% her own fault. doesn’t mean she was bad, I’m sure she was a wonderful person to know. I’m just saying she mad stupid(or weak) decisions as we all do in life. Some people just don’t get that

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  21. gaga ew

    ILLUMINATI

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  22. hi

    rip whitney <3

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  23. brainfood.com

    This is so sad. I wish Whitney could’ve kicked her habit…but some habits are hard to break.

    No judgements. That would make me a hypocrite. I just pray Bobby K learns from mama’s mistakes and honors the words of wisdom she whipsered to her when nobody was around.

    Prayers to all the family and friends.

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