It seems that Whitney Houston’s body was somewhat like a drug store, with both legal and illegal drugs in the mix. But as is generally the case, alcohol was a major contributing factor in the singer’s death. The “heart disease” cited in the article sounds as if it is just for “show,” to avoid totally discrediting her.
What more than likely happened is that she passed out from the combination of drugs and alcohol and simply slid down into a tub full of water and drowned.
The sad part of it is that people close to these celebrities leave them alone knowing all too well that they are on the brink of pushing the envelope just a tad bit too far. All it takes is just a few minutes, and then, sadly, it’s all over… TGO
Refer to story below. Source: Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop star Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease, a Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman said on Thursday.
The 48-year-old singer, who spent years battling addiction to drugs including cocaine, was found submerged in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room on February 12, the eve of the Grammy Awards.
An autopsy into Houston’s death found that the cause of death was accidental drowning with atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors, Los Angeles County Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey said.
Harvey said toxicology tests also turned up marijuana, an anti-anxiety medication, a muscle relaxant and an anti-histamine in Houston’s system.
Those drugs were not found to have contributed to her death, and no trauma or foul play were suspected, the coroner’s office said. A final report was expected to be made public within two weeks.
“We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure,” Patricia Houston, the pop superstar’s manager and sister-in-law said in a statement on Thursday.
Houston soared to the top of the pop charts in the 1980s, best known for a string of hit songs including “I Will Always Love You.” But her career declined as she battled personal issues that included drug addiction.
Patricia Houston told Oprah Winfrey in an interview this month that she had believed the pop star’s worst days of drug abuse were behind her.
Members of the family told Winfrey that Houston was found face down and naked in the bathtub, and that attempts by her staff to revive her proved fruitless.
Houston was last in rehab in May 2011. But celebrity media reported that she was seen drinking heavily and behaving erratically in the three or four days before her death.
Sales and downloads of Houston’s best-known songs, including “Saving All My Love for You” and “My Love is Your Love” soared around the world after her death.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Xavier Briand)