April 5, 2012- The final autopsy report about the death of singer Whitney Houston says the late star drowned face down in a foot of very hot water in her hotel bathtub. The coroner from Los Angeles County ruled her February 11 death an accidental drowning and the effects of cocaine use and atherosclerotic heart disease as factors that contributed to her death.
The report did not detail what transpired, but a doctor who specializes in medicine addiction examined the report and suggested Houston may have had a seizure prompted by using cocaine, combined possibly with alcohol withdrawal and a sedative. Authorities found a bottle of Xanax that was empty, in her room. Empty bottles of beer were also found, but no alcohol was in her blood said the report.
The report from the coroner also said Houston sustained a number of small burns on her facial area at the time she died. Her arteries had 60% narrowing and that is just very mild said the report. Cocaine was found in her bloodstream and considered a moderate amount. It seems as though she used cocaine immediately before she collapsed in the tub.
Investigators located a small spoon that contained a white substance and a piece of paper that had been rolled up. The report said other drugs besides just cocaine were found in her body. Marijuana, Flexeril and Xanax were found with a small amount of Benadryl.