According to spokesman Craig Harvey, Whitney Houston, 48, had cocaine in her system and that it contributed directly to her death. Marijuana, Xanax and Flexeril, a muscle relaxant, were also found but did not contribute to her death. He says the results indicated Houston was a chronic cocaine user. The just-released coroner’s report states Houston was found submerged in a bathtub filled with water and lists “cocaine intake” as a cause of the injury.
Beverly Hills police said in a statement there was no evidence of wrongdoing in connection with Houston’s death. Officials had previously confirmed that prescription pills were found in the room, but no mention of cocaine.
A TMZ source that is connected to the investigation calls it “very possible” that Houston suffered a heart attack that led her to lose consciousness in the bathtub.
“We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure,’ said Patricia Houston, the singer’s sister-in-law and manager.