Whitney's final autopsy: Cocaine found in her system and drug 'tools' in her bathroom
More details on singer Whitney Houston's death were released on Wednesday. According to CNN, new autopsy report say that the singer was found by her Assistant lying face down in her hotel room bathtub filled with water.
The tub was reportedly filled 12 inches deep with water when she accidentally drowned. But there were contributing factors. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, Houston had .58 micrograms of cocaine per milliliter of blood in her system. This blood was withdrawn from a vein in the singer's right leg.
According to CBS 2 News, Whitney also had burns on her back, face, arms and legs for the water in the bath was very hot at 93 degrees. That number would have been higher when she fell or had a seizure in the tub for she remained under water over half an hour before her assistant found her.
CNN Live television reported that the singer also had abrasions on the forehead, nose, collar bones and right breast which points to a fall into the tub rather than simply drowning. 60 percent of her right coronary artery was also blocked..
Drug paraphernalia including a small spoon, a rolled up piece of white paper and a white crystal-like substance were also reportedly found in her hotel room. More of the same stuff was found in a drawer and on a mirror in the same drawer. Some of the white substance was found on her hotel bathroom counter. According to CBS 2 News, Whitney also had burns on her back, face, arms and legs for the water in the bath was piping hot.
Whitney's heart was weak because of prolonged drug use, which reportedly contributed to her death on February 11. She suffered from Atherosclerotic heart disease, coroner Kristy McCracken's report wrote.
The pop star, last seen alive by her assisant around 3:00 P.M. that Saturday, was found lying face down and unresponsive in the tub around 3:35 P.M after she returned from running errands. The paramedics arrived 10 minutes later and worked on Whitney for 20 minutes in the living room where her assistant and bodyuard had reportedly moved her to. Sadly, they were unable to revive the singer.
Daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was reportedly also staying in the hotel with her mother, had gone shopping when Whitney was found. She had to be hospitalized twice after learning the tragic news.
The 48-year-old singer/actress, who gave us breathtaking, unforgettable music, was laid to rest on Saturday February 18 in Newark, New Jersey, where she grew up.
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