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.”
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