How did Whitney Houston die? That has been the burning question since she was found by her bodyguard on Saturday afternoon.
Does it make it any easier for Whitney Houston's family and fans to know how she died? Most likely not, but that is the nature of these very public situations that include a "star."
Everyone wants to know what caused her to expire at the age of 48 in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room -- everyone wants to make sense of it. Is it going to be another Marliyn Monroe, Anna Nicole Smith, Elvis Presley scene -- or was it something with her health?
Sunday, Alex Jones of Infowars.com predicted what he thought the coronor would rule the cause of Houston's death to be, and he was accurate.
Family members of the one some refer to as "the greatest voice of all time" were reportedly notified of the results of her death. It was most likely due to a cocktail of prescription medications which included Xanax, other drugs, and alcohol, according to Fox News.
The question is, what is Xanax and why do people get it prescribed? According to RecoveryLife.com:
Xanax is a benzodiazepine which is prescribed to indivduals who suffer from anxiety. It may be given alongside an anti-depressant to help individuals successfully deal with the symptoms associated with depression and anxiety-related disorders.
Recovery life also notes that Xanax is addictive because people enjoy the feeling of relaxation and euphoria experienced while under its influence.
Drowning was likely not the cause due to the fact that there was not enough water in her lungs to conclude she officially perished in that way.
Authorities from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office told Ms. Houston's relatives she may have actually died before her head went under water, according to TMZ who received the information from a family source.
When emergency workers responded to rescue Whitney Houston, they found her completely unresponsive and they were unable to revive her after a full 20 minutes of CPR.
But lets break this down -- Houston had failed her comeback before and she was looking ahead to another chance to prove herself at the Grammy's. Can you imagine the pressure she likely put on herself? Similar to Michael Jackson, who wanted something to calm him down, because he was trying to make a comeback when too much of the drug he kept requesting was administered into his system.
I don't think the average person can comprehend the pressure stars place on themselves when they have reached major success and then later found their career spiraling down. It must be very difficult, not to mention the combo of that pressure with an addiction always lurking...which could easily cause someone to make a bad judgement call on how much they were taking.
Ed Winter, the Los Angeles Deputy Coroner, said the autopsy is complete, but official toxicology reports will only be available in six to eight weeks. These tests will indicate how much of what medications were in her bloodstream which will surely take the mystery away from those wondering, "How could this happen?"
Hopefully they will go to the correct address rather than the wrong address like's family discovered after the wrong recipient brought the information to a police department in London.
As has been reported several times, no foul play was suspected.
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