Coroner: Whitney Houston Found In Bathtub, Results Weeks Away

A coroner's official says Whitney Houston was found in a hotel bathtub, but it'll take weeks to determine precisely how she died.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told reporters Sunday afternoon that police had requested that no details about Houston's autopsy be publicly released. He said toxicology results would take weeks and the results were needed to determine how Houston died in a room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday afternoon.

Winter declined to release any details about what investigators found in the room, but said coroner's officials were not ruling out any potential causes of death.

He said there were no signs of trauma on Houston's body.

The singer died Saturday at the age of 48.

Some media outlets are reporting bottles of pills were found in her Beverly Hilton hotel room but also report none of the drugs were illegal.

Reports suggest she may have been asleep or unconscious and drowned in the bathtub.

TMZ.com is reporting four of Houston's staff members were in her hotel room when they became concerned that Houston had been in the bathroom for more than an hour, and that it was time for her to start getting ready for a pre-Grammy party.

TMZ.com is reporting Houston's stylist went in to find Houston's face underwater, and that her staff pulled her from the bathtub and attempted CPR to no avail.

TMZ.com is reporting Houston had been drinking the night before her death.

Houston had suffered from addiction and had been to rehab multiple times.

At her peak in the 1980s and ’90s, Houston was the golden girl of the music industry and one of the world’s best-selling artists.

Among her hits were “How Will I Know,” “Saving All My Love for You” and “I Will Always Love You.” She won multiple Grammys including album and record of the year.

Her success carried her beyond music to movies like “The Bodyguard.”

But by the end of her career, drug use took its toll as her record sales plummeted and her voice became raspy and hoarse.

Houston will also be honored in a tribute at Sunday's Grammys.

(Copyright 2012 by WITN & The Associated Press.)


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  • by Petey Pirate on Feb 20, 2012 at 03:18 AM
    Take em out of the ghetto, cant take the ghetto out out of em. Crack is whack!Crack is whack!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 at 05:33 AM
    Now they are wanting to fly the American flag at half-staff in honor of Whitney. This is a disgrace and an insult. No wonder the middle east hates us. Our morals and values have gone down the toilet if this actually happens to remember a crack head.
  • by Whats going on Location: Morehead on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:23 PM
    Well very sad No one Saved Whitney , but what about the city of Morehead and other areas . and the DRUG problems lets save our town
  • by SadSad Location: Morehead on Feb 17, 2012 at 08:51 PM
    Well there should be a system that would not allow you to get meds or alcohol Together . You should never mix meds with beer wine and so on.Look at morehead's Problem.
  • by No Stevie, Please! on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:41 PM
    Well, here is the latest news. The memorial service, which will be broadcast over the internet and CNN is featuring a "by invitation only" guest list of at least 1500 leaders of the day, mostly a who's who of urban power brokers. So far, Kevin Costner seems to be the token white. Godmother Aretha and Screamin' Stevie will be performing at this supposed "private" ceremony. Two LA disc jockeys have been suspended by KFI AM 640 for making "insensitive comments" about Princess Whitney on their radio program. Look for Fat Al(bert)Sharpton going into a Don Imus inspired "needs to be fired" tirade over the next day or so. When the sun sets this Saturday, the world will still go on. If I want to watch pure comedy, I'll tune in.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:21 AM in reply to No Stevie, Please!
      You forgot to mention Jesse! He showed up almost 4 hours after she died to get his agenda pushed.
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        by No Stevie, Please! on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM in reply to
        Actually, I imagine Jesse was on the redeye from JFK to LAX as Don Lemon was announcing the passing and interviewing Jennifer "I Love Me" Hudson for the third time last Saturday night...and this was 45 minutes after the CNN breaking news banner was scrolled on TVs across the nation. Jesse was there to comfort the family and console the "...chiiiillllldren..." of the nation, but only those of a certain ethnic group. Now I understand there will be TWO token whites at the gala all-star national day of mourning memorial service jubilee celebration- Costner and Elton John. And, incidentally, my flag will fly at full staff tomorrow.
  • by Formerly Pirateman on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:22 AM
    What a way to go. Befitting of her and a real class act.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 02:20 PM
    I am curious as to what extent was Whitney Houston's involvement in planning 9/11 known to the Bush Administration?
  • by virginia Location: greenville nc on Feb 15, 2012 at 07:58 AM
    anything good is made bad anthing bad is made worst the those people put us down for the blacks just being black ..whitney had a beautiful voice she was blessed with that gift by God nobody is perfect we all make mistakes in life the joy of her music she give to people can never be dismiss i thank GOD for letting her be with us for the short time she was here
  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 01:59 PM
    Please be quite with your racist self. Please have some sympathy for this family.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012 at 09:14 PM
    DOLLY PARTON
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