CORONER: Whitney Houston Died From Drowning

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

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

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Loving Location: Roper on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:50 PM
    She was so beautiful inside and out! She was my first girl friend,but she neve knew it. She lived her life the way she wanted to,and that's the bottom line.
  • by p on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:50 PM
    Whitney was rich and she let drugs take her life. Think of all the kids and young adults right here in ENC that have been given drugs,,gotten hooked on drugs by these scumbag low life drug dealers!! I despise them all!! Prison is too good for them!! Never say your child would never do drugs..because you just never know. Rich or poor, it doesn't matter.
  • by Miss Location: Independant on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:45 PM
    It's sad situation and drugs do destroy lives! At the end of the day when addicts continue to lie they are hurting themselves! The facade has ended Whitney, I hope you you made peace with GOD. He is the final jury!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:06 PM
    WITN, please take this poor example off your page.
  • by DIXIECHICK Location: ENC on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:39 PM
    Whitney was great back in her day, but she was dumb enough to mix all of those drugs and cocaine, then she should have died. The same goes for anyone else doing the same things.
  • by WHO CARES on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:51 PM
    Really, who cares. She is gone she was great and then she was a drunk and a druggie. So when all is said and done who really cares
  • by Seriously?? Location: Coastal NC on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:14 PM
    Why did anybody have to wait for a coroner's report? The truth is that Whitney got herself a good buzz and when she went under that water, she was feeling no pain at all! What a waste of a beautiful talented woman.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:10 PM
    yep... all the coke, weed, flexeril, Xanax made her sleepy & she drowned... no drugs.... no death
  • by KINGSKID Location: NC on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM
    IT'S THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL.I PRAY WHEN THE TIME COMES THAT SOME OF YOU NEGATIVE PEOPLE NEEDS GRACE, GOD WILL HAVE MERCY OM YOU.
    • reply
      by WHO CARES on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:52 PM in reply to KINGSKID
      Get a life loser, preach some where else.
  • by Bubba Location: enc on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM
    Yep. I was right...CRACKHEAD!!!
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