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.