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

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.


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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