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Published on February 12th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


Whitney Houston’s Cause of Death: Water Reportedly Found in Singer’s Lungs

whitney houston cause of death

As we added Whitney Houston to the list of celebrity deaths that were kind of a shock but not entirely so last night, details began to emerge about the circumstances in which the once top-songstress was found dead.

It is thought that Houston- like Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger before her- died from a combination of prescription drugs and circumstance. In Houston’s case, the singer was found in a hotel room bathroom in Beverly Hills, and it has been speculated that she may have drowned after ingesting a combination of Xanax and alcohol. The scene of Houston’s death was heavily locked down- it was reported that the star’s 19-year-old daughter clashed with police hours after Whitney’s death, demanding to see her mother’s body- but according to TMZ, water may have been found in her lungs, indicating a drowning death.

The gossip site says:

As TMZ first reported, authorities believe Houston may have fallen asleep or lapsed into unconsciousness in the bathtub and drowned…┬áBut according to our sources, authorities cannot yet determine whether Houston died before she was submerged in the water or after. We’re told there is still a possibility Houston was dead before she went under the water.

Toxicology results won’t be returned for at least a month.



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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