The L.A. County Coroner’s has announced that Whitney Houston used cocaine immediately prior to she was found dead in her hotel room, and has labeled her death an accidental drowning. According to TMZ:
“Coroner Chief Craig Harvey just held a news conference — claiming the toxicology results suggested Whitney was a ‘chronic’ cocaine user.
Harvey described the cocaine level in Whitney’s system as ‘acute’ — indicating Whitney used the drug not long before she accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel last month. ‘Accidental drowning’ is listed as Whitney’s official cause of death.
According to Harvey, the autopsy revealed a 60% narrowing of Whitney’s arteries — a direct result of the chronic cocaine use. Harvey claims the artery constriction led to a cardiac event before her death.
As for the other drugs in her system — marijuana, Benadryl, Flexeril, and Xanax — which Harvey claims were all at or below therapeutic levels … and did not significantly contribute to her death.”
Although no cocaine was found in the hotel room where Whitney was found, TMZ is also reporting that an individual removed all traces of cocaine from the room before authorities arrived. So sad…