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Oh. So Whitney Houston Didn’t Overdose Then.

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From the LA Times:

Whitney Houston died as the result of drowning in what the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled as an accidental death. The coroner said heart disease and cocaine use were also factors in her death on Feb. 11. Cocaine was found in her system, the coroner said. The ruling ends weeks of speculation over how the pop star died.

Authorities collected several bottles of prescription drugs from Houston’s suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was found dead. But officials have said the amounts of drugs did not seem unusually large, leaving it unclear whether the medications had anything to do with the singer’s death.

So, what happened then? Whitney took a Xanax, and deciding to chill out, fell asleep and drowned while she dozed? Or did she just fall asleep in the tub, trying to relax? Either way, that sucks. It really sucks some hard, nubby ones. The thing about the cocaine, though, that’s got me bothered. Whitney’s mom, Cissy Houston, told TMZ this afternoon that the relapse (though there are some out there who say that you have to quit something in order to relapse) was probably due to anxiety surrounding her big comeback, which was supposed to occur at this year’s Grammys.

Whitney died the night before they were held.

Whitney’s family released the following statement regarding the report earlier today:

“We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure.”

Well. RIP, girl. What a way to go.

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  • No, basically she had a heart attack in the tub as a result of cocaine and her related heart condition.

    My father’s heart and vascular system never recovered after his cocaine addiction and the last few years of his shortened life were not a picnic.

    The heat of the tub may or may not have been an additional stressor.

    The horrors of addiction. Very sad.

  • My reference:

    An official for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office just stated … Whitney Houston used cocaine immediately prior to her death.Coroner Chief Craig Harvey just held a news conference — claiming the toxicology results suggested Whitney was a “chronic” cocaine user.Harvey described the cocaine level in Whitney’s system as “acute” — indicating Whitney used the drug not long before she accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel last month. “Accidental drowning” is listed as Whitney’s official cause of death.According to Harvey, the autopsy revealed a 60% narrowing of Whitney’s arteries — a direct result of the chronic cocaine use. Harvey claims the artery constriction led to a cardiac event before her death.As for the other drugs in her system — marijuana, Benadryl, Flexeril, and Xanax — which Harvey claims were all at or below therapeutic levels … and did not significantly contribute to her death.

  • Tragic and sad and a shame that this information couldn’t have been kept private, but that was not going to happen.

    But, if one person who uses cocaine “casually” hesitates the next time s/he is about to partake, perhaps Ms. Houston’s death will not have been in vain.

    Coke is not like pot or alcohol. It’s a very addictive and dangerous substance that can kill on the spot in moderate quantities. Just ask Len Bias.

  • Gullible retards swallowing everything the official media tells them. Sure, WHITNEY’s death cause was that they say they was, Muslims did 9/11, we really walked on the Moon, there are no aliens and Obama’s birth certificate exists. Idiots!

  • Sad she could not figh off her demons…and self obsession…

    Resentment, anger, and fear make up the triangle of self-obsession. All of our defects of character are forms of these three reactions. Self-obsession is at the heart of our insanity.

    Resentment is the way most of us react to our past. It is the reliving of past experiences, again and again in our minds. Anger is the way most of us deal with the present. It is our reaction to and denial of reality. Fear is what we feel when we think about the future. It is our response to the unknown; a fantasy in reverse. All three of these things are expressions of our self-obsession. They are the way that we react when people, places, and things (past, present, and future) do not live up to our demands.