It’s been almost two months since the tragic death of singing legend Whitney Houston, and on Wednesday (April 4) the final coroner’s report saw release – with the contents being laden with previously unknown details.
As previously reported by GossipCenter, the 48-year-old singer was found underwater in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton hotel room by her assistant on the night of February 11th.
On top of that, officials confirmed that there were trace amounts of cocaine in Houston’s system and that she died from “accidental drowning.”
Having performed the autopsy,Dr. Christopher Rogers (chief of the coroner’s Forensic Medicine Division) and Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran (chief medical examiner-coroner) have also concluded that the accidental drowning was “due to, or as a consequence of” the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.”
The report also goes on to paint a more vivid picture of what the room had looked like at the time of death, including an open bottle of champagne and a dozen prescription pill bottles throughout the room.
According to the official documents there was also “a small spoon with a white crystal like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper.”
Upon completion of the report, Kristy McCracken of the Beverly Hills Police Department concluded that Miss Houston “possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol.”
Though the documents revealed that Whitney’s overall body was described as “well built, muscular and fairly well nourished,” toxicology tests showed multiple drugs and medications in her system including, cocaine, Benadril, the muscle relaxer Flexeril, marijuana and Xanax.
Houston was later laid to rest in her home state of New Jersey on Feb. 19.