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Coroner releases Whitney Houston cause of death

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Coroner releases Whitney Houston cause of death


An autopsy performed on Whitney Houston has revealed she died of accidental drowning, and listed cocaine use and heart disease as contributing factors.

Marijuana, an anti-anxiety medicine, a muscle relaxant and an anti-histamine were also found in her system, though they are not linked to the singer’s death, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

Forty-eight year old Houston was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room on February 11 – the night before the Grammy Awards.

A career during which she sold 170 million albums, singles and videos was overshadowed in recent years by drug problems.

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