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    Fri, 23 Mar 2012 09:35:11

    Whitney Houston's Cause of Death Revealed - It involved drowning and cocaine

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    • Whitney Houston - NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Madame Tussauds wax figures of (L-R) professional football player Joe Montana, singer Madonna, singer Whitney Houston, singer Michael Jackson, professional football player Joe Namath and professional football player Eli Manning are on display as Madame Tussauds New York hosts an interactive Super Bowl tailgate and retrospective honoring football legends and iconic Super Bowl performances at Madame Tussauds New York on January 23, 2014 in New York City.
    • Whitney Houston - NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Madame Tussauds wax figure of singer Whitney Houston is on display as Madame Tussauds New York hosts an interactive Super Bowl tailgate and retrospective honoring football legends and iconic Super Bowl performances at Madame Tussauds New York on January 23, 2014 in New York City.
    • Whitney Houston - NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Madame Tussauds wax figures of singers Madonna, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson are on display as Madame Tussauds New York hosts an interactive Super Bowl tailgate and retrospective honoring football legends and iconic Super Bowl performances at Madame Tussauds New York on January 23, 2014 in New York City.

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    Whitney Houston's cause of death has been revealed. The singer died of "drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use," according to the Los Angeles coroner.

    Houston died on Feb. 11 at age 48 in Los Angeles.

    According to USA Today, the coroner's office also said the manner of death was an "accident" but cocaine most definitely did factor into her passing.

    The toxicology report confirmed 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."

    Such a tragedy.

    R.I.P., Whitney. We miss you, but your legacy lives on in your music.

    What do you think of the coroner's findings?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.23.12



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