Houston autopsy: Assistant found her face-down in tub
April 4th, 2012
05:44 PM ET

Houston autopsy: Assistant found her face-down in tub

The full autopsy report on the death of Whitney Houston said the singer was found by an assistant "lying face down in the bathtub filled with water."

The Los Angeles County coroner ruled Houston's February 11 death an accidental drowning, the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" as contributing factors, according to an initial autopsy report released last month.

Houston, 48, was found submerged in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton, where she was a guest the weekend of the Grammy Awards. The report includes details on the amount of cocaine and other drugs in her body at the time of her death.

Authorities had said that police and fire officials were called to Houston's room at the Beverly Hilton after her unconscious body was found in the bathtub, just hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy party at the hotel.

Houston won six Grammys and sold 170 million albums, singles and videos over her career.

In recent years, the singer's accomplishments were overtaken by her struggles with drug addiction.

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  1. raven

    Lol, the mosquito is the state bird where I'm from.

    April 4, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CowGirlUp

    As a former addict and abuse victom I can relate to her turning to drugs when her life got rough. It is hard to break away. I personally do not believe what we are being told. Face down in a tub tells me there was fowl play. She had plans to appear. If she was so bad off why not stay home. I believe it is all a cover story so this IS NOT the end of it. She was a great singer so rest now Whitney! Believe me I will not forget you and what you went thru behind closed doors. Getting away from an abusive spouse is very hard to do! Been there!!!!!!

    April 4, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Superman

    To the world,,,,,,,,,,,lets let her rest now we lost her and it is what it is she made mistakes and its over . Thanks for nothing bobbie brown. Rip whitney we all love you

    April 5, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. T'sah From Virginia

    She needs to RIP – She died suddenly and she will be missed... Too bad she had to go the way she did!!

    April 6, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. zera

    i always love you whitney , don't care what they say about your gone, i do believe you gone in peace with the LORD

    April 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
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