Whitney Houston 'did not drown'

2012-02-13 14:04

Los Angeles - Whitney Houston's death was reportedly caused by prescription drugs and alcohol.

A post-mortem on the 48-year-old singer - who was found dead in the bath of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday - has been completed and Los Angeles County Coroner officials have told her relatives that she did not drown.

Sources told TMZ.com that the coroner did not find enough water in Whitney's lungs to suggest she died in the bath, but they believe her passing was a result of the combination of alcohol, Xanax and other prescription drugs she had taken.

Security hold

It is believed that Whitney's official cause of death will not be released for some time to allow police to complete investigations.

A source told RadarOnline.com: "The Beverly Hills Police Department has requested the Coroner's Office put the results on a 'security hold', because it could hamper their ongoing investigation."

Whitney's mother reportedly plans to have the singer's body flown back to Atlanta on Tuesday now the post-mortem is complete.


  • STYLEbudd - 2012-02-13 15:08

    Very very sad story. She was close freinds with BeBe & CeCe Winans she knew help was only a prayer away or even a phone call away. RIP WHITNEY :-(

  • lynette.hugo - 2012-02-13 15:16

    Very very sad.

  • Rainbow - 2012-02-13 15:36

    How many more stars must die ( Elvis, marilyn, micheal, heath ledger ect....) before a tougher stance is taken against the distribution of perscription drugs. Perscription drugs around the world are destroying lives and the scary thing is that its not difficuilt to get especially if you have alot of money. The doctors who treated Whitney knew she was a substance abuser why give her such powerul subscription drugs that are deadly when combined with liquor.

  • Christina - 2012-02-13 15:57

    i'm hurt, deeply hurt by your passing Witney. you'l be truly missed. i loved your music and still do, you were very gifted. I guess we all have some battles that we face in this life, some we overcome and some we dont. you have run your race girl. God has called you and we have to accept that. your music will live forever. R.I.P.

      cheryl.kristiansen - 2012-02-14 13:07

      How do you know God has called her? She was a selfish woman who neglected her child and destroyed her body thru intoxicants (a sin if i remember the bible correctly). what is it with you people. She had a good voice THAT IS ALL. she is not a special human being, she did not sacrifice her life to help others (like paramedics, fire firefighers etc. who cannot sing, do every day). Good grief, don't make her into something she was not. Do you feel the same way about Janice Joplin or Jimmi Hendrix? or Jim Morrison?

  • Sterling - 2012-02-13 23:26

    It's hard to get away away from the white lady and I am not talking about race. Many people have tried to walk away from that lady only to be pulled back. For many the only way to get away from the white lady is through death.

  • Duncan Stegmann - 2012-02-14 07:44

    Who cares! What about the millions of kids dying in Africa?!?!

      leigh.ridgway - 2012-02-14 08:14

      Agreed Duncan! We've got so much time to mourn the death of a self confessed, over priviledged druggie but we forgot about the millions of kids dieing in Africa through no fault of their own!

      Merven - 2012-02-14 08:55

      The millions of kids dying in Africa are not paying taxes, creating jobs or anything to help building a better tomorrow.

      Ryan - 2012-02-14 09:32

      Someone's been watching Machine Gun Preacher!

      Rippedtulle - 2012-02-14 16:49

      Honestly who does care? If people are so passionate about all these liberal crap then go volunteer. I didn't vote in their dictators, I didn't cause their massive famine. If you so passionate about the kids in Africa go and work in the field as a volunteer instead of being a couch liberal.

  • Ruth - 2012-02-14 09:58

    Oh please! same ole same ole, just goes to show what God has blessed some with is taken for granted the list of talent gone the same way is endless in America.

  • Chabie - 2012-02-14 11:19

    may her soul rest in peace it"s a good example 2 those singers who are on drugs pls dont do drugs,,really we lost an icon,,,

  • Lee - 2012-02-14 11:32

    She had a gift that many of us wish we had, a voice of note, a nice body and she was attractive and with all that she got more which many of us would also have liked, money and fame and to see someone who becomes your idol deteriorate over the years until death is very hearbreaking. So many times when I have read news about her and her drug habit and behaviour I wished that I could somehow get in contact with her to help her believe in herself again. It is extremely hard for people who are that far in drug life to come out of it and I do feel sorry for her and I too think she is at peace now. I just think of one of her songs she sang and tears roll down my face. I will miss her and her voice and will only have good memories of her.

  • mike.rockey - 2012-02-14 12:19

    Maybe she was singing I Will always Love You to her bottle of Xanax!

  • Ben - 2012-02-14 13:11

    Guess the kick didn't wake her up.... Inception fail! Du du du du du udu du udu duudu d

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