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Whitney Houston Cause of Death: Accidental Drowning, Cocaine

| by Michael Allen

According to the L.A. County Coroner, singer Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use” which was an “accident.”

The drugs listed in Houston'a body included: “Cocaine and metabolites were identified and were contributory to the death. Marijuana, Alprazolam (Xanax), Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) were identified but did not contribute to the death.”

Her sister-in-law and manager Patricia Houston has issued a statement on Thursday’s findings: “We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure."