Whitney Houston’s Official Cause of Death Released


The Los Angeles County coroner’s office released information about Whitney Houston’s cause of death, indicating that the singer’s death was caused by accidental drowning, but cocaine use and heart disease were linked to the drowning.

Whitney Houston, who was found dead in her bathroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood last February 11, had traces of marijuana, cocaine, an anti-anxiety drug, an allergy medication and a muscle relaxant in her system.

In a statement, the LA County Coroner’s office described the 48-year old’s death as “accidental”, adding that “no trauma or foul play is suspected.” The official cause cited was drowning and “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”

Patricia Houston, Whitney’s former manager and sister-in-law, said in a press release that their family is “saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure.”

Photos by: FayesVision/WENN.com


  1. Sad she could not fight off her demons…and self obsession…

    Resentment, anger, and fear make up the triangle of self-obsession. All of our defects of character are forms of these three reactions. Self-obsession is at the heart of our insanity.

    Resentment is the way most of us react to our past. It is the reliving of past experiences, again and again in our minds. Anger is the way most of us deal with the present. It is our reaction to and denial of reality. Fear is what we feel when we think about the future. It is our response to the unknown; a fantasy in reverse. All three of these things are expressions of our self-obsession. They are the way that we react when people, places, and things (past, present, and future) do not live up to our demands.


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