HARD COPY has obtained the official autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office on Whitney Houston, who was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
RE: Coroner Case Number 2012-01022 – HOUSTON, Whitney Elisebeth
The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner conducted an autopsy on the body of Whitney Elisebeth Houston, age 48, on February 12th, 2012.
The final cause of death has been determined to be:
· EFFECTS OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC HEART DISEASE AND COCAINE USE
HOW INJURY OCCURRED: FOUND SUBMERGED IN BATHTUB FILLED WITH WATER; COCAINE INTAKE
OTHER SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS: NONE
MANNER OF DEATH: ACCIDENT
TOXICOLOGY: COCAINE AND METABOLITES WERE IDENTIFIED AND WERE CONTRIBUTORY TO THE DEATH. MARIJUANA, ALPRAZOLAM (XANAX), CYCLOBENZAPRINE (FLEXERIL) AND DIPHENHYDRAMINE (BENADRYL) WERE IDENTIFIED BUT DID NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEATH
No trauma or foul play is suspected. It is anticipated that the final Coroner report will be available for release within two weeks.