Whitney Houston's cause of death revealed by L.A. coroner (393 hits)
The toxicology report is in.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has determined that Whitney Houston's official cause of death is: "drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use."
The singer was found in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on Feb. 11, hours before a pre-Grammy party. She was 48.
The coroner's office also said the manner of death was an "accident."
However, the toxicology report adds that "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."
An autopsy was conducted the day after she died. Capt. John Kades of the Los Angeles County coroner's office said at the time there was no indications of foul play and no obvious signs of trauma on Houston's body. Prescription pill bottles were found in her room, but the number of pills were "not in alarming amounts," said officials.
Dionne Warwick said earlier this month she suspected her cousin died of a "heart attack."
I heard this on the internet a few minutes ago.
Okay... we suspected some drug use.
It was 'Whitney's time to leave.... however she comes back in the regeneration as always.
No 'grave' (which means 'hell' -not a place with a imaginery red devil that takes residence where people will burn) can hold "MY" body down... this is a Old Negro spiritual that confirms regeneration. The flesh may past but the spirit remains!!!!
Thursday, March 22nd 2012 at 9:48PM
Isee the side of bobby brown's family were there it seem before the ink on the report dried...anyone ever heard of somoeone getting sued for filling a false report or for causing pain and sufering?...when all of the feeding frenzy dies down this is going to be interesting. (smile)
Friday, March 23rd 2012 at 4:43AM
...so sorry as I maybe must better explain my self...I believe this is similar to the death of Michael Jackson in the falsifing the power of the medication given by a lisened doctor...if you have not seem my post on the way cocaine was what put her to sleep when medical facts about benidril can be more potent than cocaine if given in the strength order by your doctor...we will not go to anyother resorces past the one that gives us thie idea she brought it across the counter is where I am coming from. Wehave not heard th estrenthof the benedril she took now have we? (smile)
NO I am not always on the defensive, I just refuse to over look facts...
Friday, March 23rd 2012 at 4:50AM
...so sorryagain, if she was a cocine addict then the benedril would have had more effect than th ecocaine because her body owuld have build up resistance to the last amounts she had been taking and not the other drug that soes the same putting you to sleep in a hot minute, becaue like he meds of MJ tis is what the med is for, sleep!!! (smile)
Friday, March 23rd 2012 at 4:53AM
Wow. I didn't see that coming. She was so thin and to think that she had heart disease just goes to show that it matters not what the size of a person is... heart disease doesn't discriminate. I've taken care of people who had heart attacks secondary to cocaine abuse. It's not a good combination any way one dares to look at it. In a artery that is already narrowed, drugs can further constrict blood the artery causing it to close completely thereby not allowing blood to circulate to vital organs. Most public places have AEDs or Defibrillators, but in order to use them, the skin must be dry.
My heart goes out to Whitney's family and friends so hopefully now they will truly get closure. I know I miss her which is the reason I have dedicated most of my face page to her on this site. I keep listening to her music over and over. What a wonderful spirit she had and truly her spirit will live on in those who loved her most, especially her daughter.
Coronary Artery Disease may have been prevalant in her family genetics as well. Of course smoking has deleterious effects. Nice breakdown on clinical prevention Nurse professional.
Whitney was a beautiful person with flaws which we all share. However she was and will always be "MY GURL"
The Hometown Gurl from Jersey rocked the world with her beauty and talent.
Friday, March 23rd 2012 at 12:37PM
jEN, MY FATHER DIED during heart surgey and now with my age as a factor where before before an operation the would just hook me up to those things and checkmy heart...this time they did things with machines I never knew existed...they did untra sound and took pictures of my heart with a machine taht was lot like when you have a CAT scan but the machine was like when you lie down on a table and have an xray, they did this before and aftr the untra sound on my heart. WOW what the medicine field has to offer today when before they may have had to operate...I will be going back to hear the results of these test next week. (smile)
Friday, March 23rd 2012 at 12:52PM
...oh, my father died at age 47, he did not smoke, but he did love himself some moonshiine . UGH!!! Did you ever taste that stuff, when you were down south? My family sold it and got very, very wealthy in our 'dry ' state of N.C. lol!!!(smile)
Friday, March 23rd 2012 at 12:56PM
Sounds like you had a PET Scan or either a MRA Magnetic Reasonace (Imaging) for the Arteries. At any rate, the heart has to be strong and cleared before any type of major surgery. I hope your the Cardiologist will clear you for surgery, but if you do have to have some type of Cardiovascular Intervention... tech has gone far and beyond the imagination as you stated... so you'll be fine.
I'm not buying this story... Whitney may or may not have had suffered from a heart ailment prior to her expiration but I believe foul play was involved.
One report from a paramedic who administered Shots and Electro Cardiac Shock treatment in an attempt to revive Whitney openly stated that Whitney's body was covered with bruises and scratch marks consistent with a struggle for her life. And there's also the story from the man who was staying on the third floor right underneath Houston’s suite the night she died who says that a flat screen television had been been broken–the screen was smashed.
Additionally, one report, from the hotel guest occupying the room above Houston’s in the Beverly Hilton hotel, states that she heard two loud thuds and an “urgent” male voice emanating from the room below 20 minutes before Houston’s body was discovered.
Broken television? Two thuds? Our Sister Whitney was MURDERED...I have no doubts!
Friday, March 23rd 2012 at 1:06PM
@Jen, because my cancer is not able to be operated on ,yet, and since I now have another appointment with the hearth specialist who did the test next Thursday..oh well at least I have had a total heard exam that I most likely needed any way. (smile)...
If there is ever any thing wrong it is best to know about it because it can only get worst if gone untreated...
Precisely... it's better to know what one is facing so that it can be dealt with rather than 'it' dealing with you. I have never quite understood why some people would rather not go and find out what's wrong with them. In the last 10 years, there has been more research done on heart disease in women since it doesn't present the same as it does in men. As women, we tend to have more Gastric type stomach upset like symptoms and fatigue (which we tend to attribute to doing too, much) so it (heart disease) has gone untreated in us.
Definitely adding smoking in the mix further complicates things by decreasing the blood's oxygen carrying capacity, further restricting arteries that may already be compromised. Quitting smoking alone can add years to one's life and thereby increasing one's life expectancy. Patients that we see in the CCU are always asked to attend Smoking Cessation Programs because of the huge benefits that come from 'kicking the habit'.
but a 48 yearOLD, with "Cocaine and metabolites, Marijuana, Alprazolam (Xanax), Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)"-- AND alcohol in a body DESCRIBES a criminal that died of their own morbidCockTail, suicide...................
Perhaps you might be right in a sense, but what is really criminal are the doctors who prescribed the medicines (minus the cocaine and marijuana) that made the cocktail. From what I understand of the final report is that the amounts of the other medications in Whitney's system were not enough to cause her any serious harm. It was the cocaine that caused her to have a coronary event and sink into her bathtub and drown.