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Whitney Houston Died From Accidental Drowning: Report

Whitney Houston Died From Accidental Drowning: Report

Whitney Houston died from an accidental drowning in her hotel room bathtub last month, according to TMZ.

The 48-year-old singer, who was found dead in February just before the 2012 Grammys, also had cocaine in her system when she passed, which has been reported by the LA County Coroner’s office.

Reportedly, there was no cocaine found in the hotel room where Whitney was staying at the time of her death.

Pills were found at the scene including Xanax, Ibuprofen, and Midol.

Our continued thoughts go out to Whitney‘s family and friends.

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23 Responses to “Whitney Houston Died From Accidental Drowning: Report”

  1. 1
    Amy Lin Says:

    Oh my, I bet you many weren’t expecting that!!!!!!!

  2. 2
    aimee Says:


  3. 3
    Fat-as Says:

    I thought she died of crack. Maybe she passed out while sniffing to much! :D

  4. 4
    What? Says:

    Weren’t expecting what? That she had cocaine in her system? Or that she had been doing cocaine elsewhere before coming to her room and passing out in the bath?

  5. 5
    dobbi Says:

    Bet she wouldn’t have drowned if she didn’t have cocaine.

  6. 6
    Amy Lin Says:

    Can’t believe that’s how she died, but I guess it makes sense!

  7. 7
    Janel Says:

    show me the receipts!

  8. 8
    ja Says:

    damm you ray j.

  9. 9
    Laurel Says:

    My daddy gave me a name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. 10
    Jessica Rabbit Says:

    Wow, so sad! Wait though, doesn’t cocaine give you that high adrenaline rush high? Hmm, wonder how that made her drowsy in the bathtub. She must have mixed the cocaine with the other drugs mentioned, which can make her drowsy and sleepy, I guess. Such a loss, such a sad way to die – leaving her poor young daughter without a mom.

  11. 11
    John R. Says:

    Let her rest in peace.

  12. 12
    Dave From Canada Says:

    Poor baby. She just couldn’t get off drugs. May she rest in peace.

  13. 13
    annab Says:

    Good ole Bobby Brown ruined her for good….what a bad influence he was in her life. Her choice…but not the best one for her.

  14. 14
    Sean Says:

    Wait what?!?! Cocaine?!?! I’m shocked!!! You could’ve knocked me over with a feather with this one!!

  15. 15
    v Says:

    There was cocaine in her system when she died, according to the official statement. Courtesy of the NYTimes:
    “The autopsy revealed that a host of prescription and illegal drugs were in her system when she died — cocaine and marijuana; Xanax, which is usually prescribed for anxiety; Flexeril, a muscle relaxant; and Benadryl, an over-the-counter antihistamine. ”

    “The cocaine contributed her death, according to the coroner’s announcement, which did not provide further details. “

  16. 16
    S Says:

    So sad. RIP.

  17. 17
    lexy hates bilson Says:

    An adult doesn’t just drown in a bathtub – unless they slip and have some sort of head injury.

  18. 18
    ellie' Says:

    May u R.I.P. Whitney..You were so loved and a great voice..u will always be remembered..

  19. 19
    Shelly Says:


  20. 20

    God gave Whitney an amazing gift. A one in a billion voice. She did not take care of her gift or of herself. How very sad. What a waste. I hope she finds peace in her next life.

  21. 21
    Love me boy Says:

    Oh my god, this reminds me of Britney Spears’s Evertytime video =( what a depressing way to die…

  22. 22
    tearswalk Says:

    hubris *** she took her life and talent for granted *** sad sad sad *** we will NEVER hear a voice like hers again .. rip beautiful !

  23. 23
    Bobby Vee Says:

    This is an erroneous headline. She died from having drugs in her system AND from drowning. She had done cocaine just minutes before.

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