Houston's post-mortem results on 'hold'

2012-02-13 08:15

Los Angeles -A "security hold" has been put on the results of the post-mortem of pop legend Whitney Houston, the LA county coroner's office said on Sunday, adding there were "no signs of foul play" in her death.

Houston, whose massive hits included I Will Always Love You but whose career went downhill as she battled with drugs, was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday. She was 48.

"At this time... there's no signs of foul play," Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County, told reporters, echoing a police report from Saturday.

High-profile cases

When asked about reports that Houston, 48, had several prescription drug bottles in her room, Winter said: "I'm not going to comment on any of the meds or prescriptions that were obtained. As I said, it is a security hold."

He said the security hold was used in high-profile cases such as the deaths of pop icon Michael Jackson and actress Brittany Murphy.

Winter added that it could take six to eight weeks for toxicology results to be made public.

Asked about whether suicide was being investigated, Winter said: "We're looking at all aspects of the case and hopefully maybe by Wednesday or Thursday this next week," more information might be available.


  • leigh.ridgway - 2012-02-13 11:35

    Yes, she did wonders for the industry. The public adored her voice. But at the end of the day, what everyone needs to remember is that there is no such thing as an old addict! They die far too young. She gave of her best to her fans and she gave her death to her child and family. She made her choices and now she's gone. So sad......

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