Whitney Houston Cause of Death: Heart Attack, Cocaine

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The Los Angeles County Coroner has released the official cause of death for Whitney Houston.

According to the report, the singer passed away due to an "accidental drowning" that was related to heart disease and also the presence of cocaine in her system.

A Final Image of Whitney Houston

An insider tells TMZ that it's "very possible" the heart attack caused Whitney to pass out and fall under the water. It's also likely this was triggered by the use of cocaine. It should be noted, however, that no cocaine was found in the hotel room where Houston passed away.

Law enforcement officials have said from the beginning that no foul play was involved in the tragedy and nothing in this report suggests anything different.

Perhaps now folks such as Nancy Grace can let Whitney rest in peace.

UPDATE: Coroner Chief Craig Harvey said in a news conference that evidence points to Whitney as a "chronic" cocaine user and that the traces in her system were "acute," meaning she took the drug immediately prior to passing away.

Other substances in her system at the time included: marijuana, Benadryl, Flexeril, and Xanax. They played little to no role in her death.

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I read the crap that people write .. Yes your opinion ! But be aware of whats in your own back yard ... You brother your child your mother or father! She had a decease and I bet one of your own has one too! So be careful what u say and wish for couse it might bite u in the ass

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Please how can anyone judge someone problems and life. You people act as if you are perfect and never done wrong..you should never forget your issues and judge someone elses. Come on people really it seems that all the rich and famous r human 2. Only difference is they have money with real issues like me and you. Their has been many of stars to die from the same cause...and many of you still praise them..for example Elvis Preseley straight crack head..pill popper...

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She's just a person who made a huge mistake that we all should learn from. U ol shud stop being judgemental. RIP whitney..

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Goddamn it we are still talking about whitney houston?! Nobody gave a rat's ass about this junkie now everybody wants in the spotlight so they look like they give a shit! Let the bitch rot!

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I'm not surprised either. In that interview with Diana Sawyer, you could tell she was wasted. Talking about being addicted to making love....what a stupid thing to say during an interview on TV. She chose cocaine over her daughter, her family and over life....plain and simple. She was a has been and I don't think she would have ever been a good singer again, her voice was gone....from smoking and drugs. To bad for you Whitney...such a waste of talent. Hope the world will learn from this and remember "crack is wack"

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@ Maya

What are your falts being an opinionated know it all bitch. Those that judge will be judged.

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@ Maya

We all gota go so.. Guess u perfect think not, according to your comment you aint shit

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IT'S PLAIN AND VERY SIMPLE....WHITNEY HOUSTON WAS A BIG JUNKIE....AND WHITNEY HOUSTON IS THE ONE WHO KILLED HERSELF....PERIOD......WOW IS ANYONE SERIOUSY SHOCKED BY THE VERDICT.....COME ON PEOPLE; SHE CLAIMED SHE WAS STARTING A NEW LIFE, AND WAS DRUG FREE....WHO THE HELL DID SHE THINK SHE WAS FOOLING.....NOT ANYONE WITH HALF A BRAIN.....SHE WAS FOOLING HERSELF AND ONLY HERSELF.....GOOD RIDDANCE.......

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I look at it like this...the following 2 sets of people should be 6 feet under (and beyond):
1. those drug dealing thugs who sold Whitney all of those drugs over the years.
2. those mooch-filled users in Whitney's entourage who enabled Whitney's constant drug use over the years.
Just a thought..........

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what a shame someone with so much talent and so beautiful didn't care enough about themselves to not get involved in drugs. I hope her daughter will never follow in those footsteps.

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Come on, people. Addiction is a terrible disease that some people just can't fight. Whitney was a good person and when she wasn't high you could see that. She made mistakes. She became an addict and this round took her life. Sad.

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Sad but true. I think the worry now should be what her daughter is doing with her life. Whitney was a beauty with a beautiful voice and drugs just took over.