Houston died from drowning - coroner

2012-03-23 07:24

Los Angeles -  Coroner's officials have ruled Whitney Houston died by drowning, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors.

The announcement on Thursday ends weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on February 11.

Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

Several bottles of prescription medications were found in her hotel room, but coroner's officials said they weren't in excessive quantities.

Coroner's spokesperson Craig Harvey says cocaine metabolites were found in Houston's system, and it was listed as a contributing factor in her death. He says the results indicated Houston was a chronic cocaine user.


  • christiaan.botha - 2012-03-23 08:27

    Never trust a junkie!

  • Ismail - 2012-03-23 09:39

    So true. They can dance around it till they blue in the face but it was drugs that killed her. How people cant see what it does to their lives is beyond me

      Sheik - 2012-03-25 18:25

      Pretend she was an angel like everyone around her.

  • Kenneth - 2012-03-23 10:42

    You live by the drug, you die by the drug and to all her supporters who said it couldn't be drugs again-cmon.I have no sympathy for drug users.She was selfish to use drugs-what about her family, plus all that money she blew away-gosh.How many people around the world survive on $1 a day and she blew money up her nose like there was no tommorow.Sis.

      gertruida.comer - 2012-11-10 12:31

      Obviously you do not have a family member, friends or co-workers who has a problem or have someone they know with a drug problem!! Just remember when you make lift your hand to point a finger there are three pointing back at you. maybe you have a "thing" you spend a lot of money on that is unneccessary? that money can also be used better by other people. Look in the mirror before you judge others.

  • barend.wasserman - 2012-03-23 11:06

    Whitney Houston died of illegal drugs... Jackson died of prescription drugs... Drugs is drugs and music stars loves them...

  • lourensv1 - 2012-03-23 12:42

    Just one fix to much!!!

  • Gofuq - 2012-03-23 16:18

    hey, who ordered the "coke float"

  • ayanda.mdluli2 - 2012-03-28 21:05

    shame may your soul rest in piece!we will aways love you nd miss you

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