Whitney Houston Cause of Death: Drowning and Drugs

The official Whitney Houston cause of death was accidental drowning, the Los Angeles County Coroner announced on Thursday. Whitney Houston drowned, according to the coroner’s report, but heart disease and cocaine use contributed to the late singer’s death. A variety of other drugs, both prescription and illegal, were found in the singer’s body at the time of her death.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office ruled Thursday that the official Whitney Houston cause of death was an accidental drowning, but drugs and heart disease were also to blame. Whitney Houston died on February 11th, just hours before she was to attend a Grammy Awards 2012 party hosted by music mogul Clive Davis. She was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Several bottles of prescription drugs were found in the room, but not in excessive quantities, the coroner’s office stated.

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Whitney Houston cause of death not listed on death certificate

The official Whitney Houston cause of death was not listed on her death certificate filed with Los Angeles County. So far, nothing conclusive has been ruled as the reason why the 48-year-old superstar died, although a combination of drugs and alcohol is suspected. An official cause of death will likely not be released until toxicology results from the Whitney Houston autopsy are completed in four to six weeks.

The Whitney Houston death certificate filed in Los Angeles County by Deputy Coroner Regina M. Augustine¬†lists the singer as an “entertainer” in the “entertainment” industry with an Associate Degree as her highest level of education achieved. The document also lists her as “divorced” and currently residing in Alpharetta, Georgia. Her family on the certificate is listed as Bobbi Kristina Brown, her daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown, father John Russell Houston, and mother Emily Cissy Drinkard. Several parts of the document, including Houston’s social security number, have been blacked out for privacy reasons. Continue reading Whitney Houston cause of death not listed on death certificate

Whitney Houston cause of death likely mix of drugs and alcohol

Although an official Whitney Houston cause of death has not yet been released by the Los Angeles Coroner’s office, sources allegedly close to the family reportedly say the singer probably died of a mix of drugs and alcohol. Whitney Houston was found dead on Saturday in the bathtub of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Despite reports that the pop icon was found underwater, she allegedly did not die of drowning.

Whitney Houston died on Saturday, just one day before the 54th annual Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to the fallen singer with an emotional¬†performance of “I Will Always Love You.” Houston had been scheduled to attend and sing at a pre-Grammy Awards part hosted by music mogul Clive Davis on Saturday night.

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