Latest Details In Whitney Houston’s Death
The autopsy on Whitney Houston’s body has been completed, but officials say it might be weeks before the cause of death is known, pending toxicology results. Prescription pill bottles were found in Houston’s hotel room, but the amount was “less than my medicine cabinet,” said L.A. County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
According to Beverly Hills Lt. Mark Rosen, Whitney was discovered “underwater and apparently unconscious.” The singer was pulled from the tub by a member of her staff, reportedly her aunt Mary Jones, and hotel security was promptly notified.
The autopsy revealed that Whitney had water in her lungs when she died, but it’s too early for authorities to determine whether she died before or after her head became submerged in the bathtub.
It has been confirmed that there is no evidence of foul play.
Whitney was reportedly taking Xanax, which is commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and depression. When combined with alcohol, Xanax can cause severe sedation. The night before she died, hotel staff claim Whitney had been drinking with friends.
It appears Whitney may have suffered a heart attack caused by an adverse reaction to her medication or either fallen asleep or lapsed into unconsciousness in the bathtub and drowned, reports TMZ.
Whitney’s body has been released to her family and a private funeral ceremony will be held in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey.
Meanwhile, Whitney’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, released the following statement on Sunday:
“I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time.”