According to today’s press release, cocaine was found to be in Whitney’s system after she was found submerged in her Beverly Hilton hotel room on February 11th. The drug, compounded with the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease, have been ruled as the official contributing factors in her accidental drowning death.
The official cause of death for Whitney Houston is drowning and “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” according to a report released Thursday by the L.A. County Department of the Coroner.
The report indicates that the Houston died when she was submerged in a bathtub filled with water, and also indicates that she had ingested cocaine.
Cocaine was said to have contributed to her death, but not the prescription drugs and marijuana also found in her system. The press release from the report concluded, “No trauma or foul play is suspected.”
The final coroner’s report will be released within two weeks.