Coroner: Houston drowned after cocaine use
Whitney Houston performs at the O2 Arena on April 25, 2010, in London.
March 22nd, 2012
05:24 PM ET

Coroner: Houston drowned after cocaine use

Whitney Houston died from an accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub, but the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" were contributing factors in her death, the Los Angeles County Coroner said in an autopsy report released Thursday.

Houston, 48, was "found submerged in bathtub filled with water" and "no trauma or foul play is suspected," the coroner said.

The toxicology tests found other drugs in her body, including marijuana, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril and the allergy medicine Benadryl, the report said. But these drugs "did not contribute to the death," it said.

The final coroner report is expected to be made public within two weeks, the coroner said.

Houston died February 11 in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the day before the music industry gathered for the annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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  1. edwardo

    STupidity and greed killed her. Like boxers the entourage that follows and gives her the drugs is the killer here.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stpidni99er

    surprize

    March 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    crack is whack

    March 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT (kcmo resident and smoker of fine purple kush)

    it was the benadrill.... that stuff is deadly...

    March 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JimAroo

    So she died because she was a crack ho.....sad but true. And my statement is no Rush to judgment

    March 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Okay, so now we know for sure.

    As the great Bob Seger would say, "Turn The Page".

    March 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bob

    marijuana, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril and the allergy medicine Benadryl, the report said. But these drugs "did not contribute to the death,"

    LOL

    March 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. denise

    we should not judge anyone she had an addiction only GOD will judge us rest in peace whit.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. redma

    i dont buy this bulls::t. it took 2 long 4 these results. let her rest n piece she was a wonderful person that made dumb decision 2 turn 2 drugs instead of therapy. she is not the first nor will she b the last. we are supposed 2 pray 4 1 another, instead we lash out. God has the last say. so i would advise some of u 2 repent now. because Death does lye n the tounge!

    March 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kat from Mo

    It's a shame talented people just let it all go up in smoke or down the drain, should know better than take xanax and coke while taking a bath. Xanax they said didn't contribute to her death but that's hard to believe. I hope her family can find closure now, god bless them....

    March 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jasperddbagghost

    It was her prerogative.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dave

    And it's a better world today.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chestnut

    Wow big surprise she did drugs and she was overweight what do you expect

    March 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sofa King

    Somehow, the white man is going to get blamed for this. Right Al Sharpton? Right Spike Lee?

    March 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Obama said "It's BUSH's fault" and the only way to cure drug addiction is to spend MORE of YOUR money and RAISE taxes.

      March 22, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. psadie

    This is no surprise.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
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