Whitney Houston’s Cause Of Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning By Coroner

X. Alexander / March 22, 2012

Well, it’s official — the Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed that Whitney Houston’s February 11 death was an accidental drowning, according to People. But heart disease and cocaine use were also factors in her early demise, as the legendary diva had cocaine in her system at the time of her drowning, in addition to marijuana, Benadryl, and other medications. Find out more below.

The news was confirmed this afternoon, following the singer’s surprising death the day before the Grammys. Houston was found unconscious underwater in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and pronounced dead at the scene. She left everything to her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and is still widely mourned in the music industry by artists who worked with her and were inspired by her.

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