Coroner’s verdict: This is how Whitney died.

For weeks the media has been speculating the reason behind Whitney Houston’s shock death on February 11 – the night before the Grammys.

Now they have some answers.

Whitney Houston‘s death was accidental. She died by accidental drowning, according to the Los Angeles coroner. But heart disease and cocaine use were also contributing factors.

Coroner spokesman Craig Harvey said autopsy results indicated Whitney was a chronic cocaine user. He also said marijuana and Xanax were found in the singer’s system. No foul play was suspected.

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The 48-year-old was later laid to rest in New Jersey where Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, received negative attention after leaving his ex-wife’s funeral early due to a seating dispute.

Since her passing, media scrutiny has landed on Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina who is reportedly romantically involved with her unofficially adopted brother — although rumors of the pair’s engagement have been shot down. Bobbi Kristina will also serve as the sole heir to Houston’s estate.

The 48-year-old died in a Beverly Hills hotel room on February 11, one day before the Grammy awards, where Jennifer Hudson sang a tribute to the legendary singer.


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