The Los Angeles County released a toxicology report stating that Whitney Houston died as a result of accidental drowning. At the time of her death, there was cocaine in her system. The coroner listed cocaine and heart problems as proximate causes of death:
". . . 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," the report read in part.
"It has been [alcohol, marijuana, pills, cocaine] at times," Houston told Diane Sawyer in a 2002 interview. "Nobody makes me do anything I don't want to do."
Patricia Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and manager, issued a brief statement regarding the results:
"We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure."
by RTT Staff Writer
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