*Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was due to accidental drowning, according to the toxicology report announced Thursday afternoon. But the singer was also found to have heart disease and cocaine in her system at the time of her death.
Houston was found unresponsive and underwater in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, a day before the Grammy Awards, and was pronounced dead at the scene soon afterward.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office says the causes of her death were drowning and “the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.” The report also states that marijuana, Benadryl (for allergies), Xanax (for anxiety), Metabolife (to increase metabolism) and Flexeril (muscle relaxant) were found in her system, but did not contribute to her death.
CNN’s Don Lemon spoke to LA County Coroner Ed Winter directly to get a clarification of the cause of death. Lemon reported, “He said she probably had a heart attack because of using cocaine at the time and went under water.”
When Lemon asked Winter which factor was the actual cause of death, he said Winter told him, “It was probably all of them — taking a bath, a bad heart, taking cocaine, [she] went under the water and she died.”
Winter said final toxicology reports won’t be released for another two weeks.
Coroner officials previously confirmed that prescription pill bottles were found in her room, but the number of pills were “not in alarming amounts.”
Houston, who fought a long battle with drug addiction, was laid to rest on Feb. 19 at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J., alongside her father, following a star-studded memorial the day before.