The Los Angeles county coroner’s office just released Whitney Houston’s official cause of death, and according to the report, drugs were involved.

Houston’s official cause of death was due to “drowning and [the] effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”

Houston was found in a bathtub in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, just a day before the  Grammy Awards. She had been planning a comeback that included a remake of the film Sparkle that she was serving as both the film’s producer and one of its stars.

The toxicology report also found that “Cocaine and metabolites were identified and were contributory to the death. Marijuana, Alprazolam (Xanax), Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) were identified but did not contribute to the death.”

The coroner ruled Houston’s death an accident.

10 Comments

  1. mamareese

    Um hm no ladies….let’s place blame where blame lies…..Whitney was on that stuff before Ray J was even a twinkle in his daddy’s eye. No matter who supplied her with the drugs….the bottom line is….SHE…knowing and seeing the effect it had on her family and her self…chose to take up the habit again. This is tragic it really is….we must keep in mind that once you have a knowledge of this….you are then held accoutable. I was hoping in all or hope that this was a result of her being exhausted…not in a drug coma. Sad really.

  2. Sad she could not figh 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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