The Corona investigating the cause of Whitney Houston’s death claimed her dath has been caused by Accidental drowning following a drink binge and drug overdose.
None of the claims has ever been thought to be the cause of her death before now, but it has now been claimed that her death has been caused by the effects of heart disease and cocaine abuse and the aftermath of drug overdose.
The 48-year-old, who was found dead in a hotel bath, had mixed cocaine with marijuana and prescription medications on the night she died on February 11.
She had been a chronic user of cocaine, the results of a toxicology report found.
Marijuana, along with prescription drugs including the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, painkiller Flexeril and antihistamine Benadryl were also in her system but did not contribute to her death.
Patricia Houston, the singer’s sister-in-law and manager, said: ‘We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure.’
Several bottles of prescription medications were found in her Beverly Hilton Hotel room but officials said they were not in excessive quantities. Her official cause of death was ‘drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use’.
The singer was buried in a New Jersey cemetery next to her father after a funeral service that was attended by friends, family and stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Roberta Flack.
Houston was one of the world’s best-selling artists from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, with hits such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Interest in her music has skyrocketed since her death, pushing her songs back on to charts and back on to the radion.