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Autopsy report on Whitney Houston's death revealed heart disease, cocaine use

Authorities collected several bottles of prescription drugs from Houston's suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was found dead. But officials have said the amounts of drugs did not seem unusually large.

More details on Whitney Houston's death were recently revealed as the final autopsy report from Los Angeles' coroner was released in full. As previously ruled as accidental drowning, the report adds what actually was obviously: sings of cocaine and its paraphernalia, as well as her heart disease.


Investigators found a white, crystalline substance and spoon with residue in the Beverly Hills hotel room where Whitney Houston died in February, according to the final coroner's report released Wednesday. On a bathroom counter detectives found "a small spoon with a white, crystal-like substance in it and a rolled-up piece of white paper, along with other miscellaneous items," it said. In a nearby drawer were "remnants of a white powdery substance and a portable mirror on a base and on the bottom of that base were more remnants of a white, powdery substance."


It details the singer's final day, with the singer complaining of a sore throat and assistants suggesting she take a bath before preparing for a pre-Grammy party. When she was found, Houston had likely been dead for at least an hour. The water was so hot it scalded part of her body. Toxicology results also showed Houston had marijuana, Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril, and the allergy medication Benadryl in her system, but none are considered factors in her death. An investigator noted a hole in the singer's nose, listed under "history of substance abuse."


The ruling now ends weeks of speculation over how the pop star died. It may a tragic detailed report, but it also brings closure to singer's family.


Authorities collected several bottles of prescription drugs from Houston's suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was found dead. But officials have said the amounts of drugs did not seem unusually large.



 
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