Houston Died From Drowning
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coroner's officials have ruled Whitney Houston died by drowning, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors.
The announcement Thursday ends weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11.
Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
Several bottles of prescription medications were found in her hotel room, but coroner's officials said they weren't in excessive quantities.
Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says cocaine metabolites were found in Houston's system, and it was listed as a contributing factor in her death.
He says the results indicated Houston was a chronic cocaine user.
- Whitney Houston Dead at 48
- Whitney Houston's Death Was Feared
- Whitney Houston Investigation
- Fans Can Watch Whitney Houston Funeral Online
- Two Men Feared Dead After Trying to Save Boy From Drowning
- Woman Dies From Flesh Eating Bacteria
- Former Santa Fe College basketball player likely died from chewing gum in sleep
- Three People Injured in Shooting on College Campus Near Houston
- Gainesville Man Dies While Saving Drowning Kids
- Advanced Cooling Therapy Used In Recovery From Drowning, Cardiac Arrest