The LA County coroner’s office has revealed the cause of Whitney Houston’s death, saying that it was an “accidental drowning” with heart disease and cocaine in her system contributing to her demise.
TMZ reports that in the coroner’s official statement, it was “very possible” that she had a heart attack from hardening of the arteries as a result of the cocaine, which then caused her to drown in her bathtub on the night of the 11th February.
It was originally reported that she had a number of prescription drugs with her at the time as well, but no evidence of cocaine. Police have ruled out any suspicious circumstances, despite her family feeling strongly that she did not drown.
During her career, Houston won two Emmy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards and 22 American Music Awards and she sold over 200 million albums world wide. She also starred in a number of movies, including the hit films The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale.
Her career was plagued by drug problems and a roller-coaster marriage with singer Bobby Brown. She admitted to abusing cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills and could no longer hit the notes she had during her hey day.