Toxicology reports returned today on the cause of Whitney Houston’s death, and doctors have now confirmed that Houston died from a combination of cocaine, marijuana, heart disease and accidental drowning. While this should not come as a surprise to any of her fans, our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
From USA Today:
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has determined that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death is: “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease
The singer was found in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on Feb. 11, hours before a pre-Grammy party. She was 48.
The coroner’s office also said the manner of death was an “accident.”
However, the toxicology 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.”
After the release tonight, sources with TMZ report this:
Sources connected to Whitney Houston who were with Whitney the day she died tell TMZ … an individual removed all traces of cocaine from the room before authorities arrived.
The Coroner’s Office says Whitney used cocaine “immediately prior to her collapse.” Investigators who arrived on scene found no traces of cocaine or any other illegal substance.
One source who is extremely close to the situation tells us … the individual who removed the cocaine was also the person who supplied it to Whitney.