L.A. Coroner Reveals Cause of Whitney Houston’s Death

March 22, 2012  |  

After the standard six week wait, the results from Whitney Houston’s toxicology report are in.

The L.A. County coroner’s office revealed that Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”

The coroner was also able to determine that the nature of her death was an accident. Her autopsy, conducted the day after she was found in her hotel room, concluded that there was no foul play associated with her death.

The toxicology report also stated that “Cocaine and metabolites were identified and were contributory to the death.”

Marijuana, Alprazolam (Xanax), Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) were also found in her system although the report claims the amounts were too small to have caused any harm.

As sad as this news is, it’s a bit helpful to have a little more closure as to what actually led to her passing.



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