Details surrounding Whitney Houston’s death have been revealed.
According to the L.A. County Coroner’s report, the late singing legend had cocaine, Marijuana, alcohol and some prescription drugs in her system at her time of death.
Although Coroners singled out drowning as her official cause of death, heart disease caused by cocaine use may have resulted in the singer passing out in her hotel room bath tub.
“We feel that the cocaine coupled with the …heart disease complicated her condition,” chief investigator Craig Harvey said. “Chances are if she did not have pre-existing heart disease and cocaine use, she might not have drowned.”
The Coroners report revealed that cocaine and metabolites were found in her blood and were contributory factors to the death. Marijuana, Alprazolam (Xanax), Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) were identified but are not identified as contributing factors to the death.
Whitney Houston’s unresponsive body was found in a Beverly Hills hotel room bathtub on February 11. Initial reports suggest her head was submerged under water. She was 48 years old at the time of her death.
The Houston family has since released a statement addressing the report.
“We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure,” Houston’s family said.