Whitney Houston’s Final Autopsy: Possible Overdose on Narcotics, Pills, and Alcohol
Nearly two months after the shocking death of music legend Whitney Houston, the final autopsy report confirms what fans feared most: the 48-year-old singer was once again abusing illegal substances.
Although the L.A. coroner lists "accidental drowning" as the official cause of death, it also reports that Whitney, who suffered from a degenerative heart condition, may have overdosed on a "narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications, and alcohol."
On the evening of February 11, the Grammy-winner was found lying face-down in her bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel. While there were no signs of foul play, investigators did find a spoon with a "crystal-like" substance on it and traces of a "white powdery substance" on a mirror inside one of the drawers.
In addition to cocaine, officials found Xanax, Flexeril, and Benadryl in the singer's system.
According to TMZ, Whitney's mother Cissy is "devastated" and "inconsolable" over the report, fearing that her daughter will remembered not as the beautiful, talented, and loving woman and mother she was, but as a drug addict.
"This is the type of thing people should remember Whitney for," she said, referencing her National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl.