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Whitney Houston Cause Of Death: Accidental Drowning

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Whitney Houston performs at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The L.A. county coroner has ruled the death of legendary singer and actress Whitney Houston as an accidental drowning.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: A general view of the Beverly Hilton Hotel before the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson on Feburary 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. It is believed that Whitney Houston passed away inside of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The official cause of death report, released this evening, cites cocaine use and heart disease as contributing factors in Houston’s early demise.

The toxicology report found traces of cocaine metabolites in the singer’s body, leading doctors to conclude Houston was a chronic user of the drug. Evidence of the drugs Xanax, Flexeril, marijuana and Benadryl were also found in Houston’s body but the report states those drugs did not contribute to her death.



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Police reports taken at the time of Houston’s death in February did not find any cocaine in the singer’s room at the Beverly Hill Hilton Hotel. However, a number of prescription pills were recovered from the scene. The L.A. County coroner says it was not an unusual amount of medication found in the room.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Flower tributes are left at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in the early hours of February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Singer and film star Whitney Houston aged 48 has died in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo/Toby Canham/Getty Images)
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What is still unknown; what caused Houston to slip under the water and drown.

Whitney Houston died February 11 at the age of 48.

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