Whitney Houston’s toxicology report has finally come in from the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office more than a month after her shocking death on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
The Queen of Pop died of a combination of having cocaine in her system and drowning, the LA Coroner states.
The coroner had just released the singer’s official cause of death, which he states was accidental drowning. The report also concludes that chronic heart disease and cocaine were contributing factors.
According to the office, it is “very possible that Houston had suffered a heart attack that sent her into unconsciousness which caused her to drown in the bathtub. Heart attacks can be triggered by hardening of the arteries, resultant from cocaine use.
As we previously reported, Whitney was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel last month and several pills were found on the scene — including Xanax, Ibuprofen, and Midol.
We hasten to add that officers from the Beverly Hills Police Department found no cocaine in Houston’s 4th floor hotel room after she had expired on Feb. 11
Houston’s family continue to have doubts about Whitney’s demise — suggesting there may have been foul play. But the coroner’s report contradicts those claims.
– terry shropshire