How did Whitney Houston die?
          

Singer Whitney Houston is dead at age 48.

Autopsy results: Whitney’s death was deemed to be from drowning because of effects from heart disease and cocaine abuse. She was found by her assistant face down in the bath tub, and had been dead about an hour. She suffered from atherosclerotic heart disease and emphysema, and had a “perforation in her posterior nasal septum,” which is a common symptom of chronic cocaine use. All of her natural upper teeth had been replaced with dental implants. There was cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, and Flexeril in Whitney’s system at the time of her death.

UPDATE! Whitney’s family says they were told she didn’t have enough water in her lungs to have drowned, but that it looks more like she died from a toxic mixture of Xanax and alcohol.

TMZ is now reporting that Whitney Houston possibly drowned in the bathtub where she was found unresponsive. By the time EMTs reached the singer, she had been taken out of the bathtub. TMZ does have a source telling them that when she was found, her head was underwater. “Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday … with her face underwater … people close to Whitney tell TMZ.” Drowning has now been ruled out because there was no water in her lungs. There are also reports that Whitney never actually had the chance to take the bath, that she actually fell into the bathtub after experiencing some sort of catastrophic event, and was found half-in, half-out of the bathtub.

Her stylist, hairdresser and two bodyguards were in Whitney’s hotel room, and became worried when she didn’t emerge for an hour. Her autopsy has been performed, and results are pending until toxicology reports come back, which can take weeks. According to TMZ “authorities believe a combination of Xanax and alcohol could have fatally sedated her.” but results would be withheld at the request of Beverly Hills police, said Capt. John Kades of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office,

UPDATE! TMZ is now claiming that the Coroner’s office has informed Houston’s family that the singer did die from what appears to be a lethal mix of prescription pills, Xanax and alcohol and not drowning. You can the latest details on this here.

Prescription drugs (abut six bottles) were also found at the scene, including Xanax (and, according to Radar Online Lorazepam, Valium, and a sleeping medication,) but no illegal drugs were found.

According to what sources told Radar Online, Whitney had recently failed medical tests measuring the health of the lungs, heart, and liver, used to see if a patient is healthy enough to undergo plastic surgery.

Whitney’s only child, 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown was reportedly taken to the hospital from the Beverly Hilton hotel on a stretcher. Earlier she reportedly got into a fight with the police who were there to investigate her mother’s death. She’s now home after receiving treatment for anxiety and stress.

CLICK HERE to watch an emotional Bobby Brown performing on stage with New Edition in Mississippi just hours after finding out Whitney had passed away.

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Her publicist Kristen Foster confirmed that the troubled pop queen had died. TMZ, who are usually right about these kinds of things, say she was found unresponsive at the Beverly Hilton hotel today. Paramedics attempted CPR, but she was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. today. Her body has already been identified by family.

Whitney’s mom Cissy Houston said she spoke with Whitney on the phone about thirty minutes before she was believed to have died, and she reportedly sounded fine and was talking about going to Clive Davis’ Grammy party tonight, which is going on right now as planned without Clive in attendance.
This information seems to be gleaned from a statement from Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant Mark Rosen, who also sent a statement to People:

“I can confirm that Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. We received a call at 3:43 p.m. from hotel security and Beverly Hills Fire and police responded minutes later. It’s unclear who notified hotel staff because she has quite an entourage here at the hotel. We attempted to resuscitate her, to no avail.”

There is no “obvious” evidence of foul play, but there is an ongoing investigation. She was found in the bathtub, and a friend told CNN that her friend, and rumored lover Ray-J found her body. However, Ray-J’s publicist says that Ray-J was not even near the hotel at the time Whitney’s body was discovered.

TMZ reports that Whitney partied heavily at the Beverly Hilton hotel bar the night before her death. Her entourage was reportedly drinking, and being very loud. The Daily Mail posted photos of Whitney Thursday emerging from a nightclub looking completely disheveled with what looked like blood dripping from her leg. While she was in the nightclub, she performed a song on stage, what is believed to be her last performance.

Bobby Brown is reportedly “beside himself” with grief and experiencing crying fits over his ex-wife’s death. He took to the stage with New Edition in Mississippi just hours after her death. He professed his love for Whitney, and said he got on stage for his fans.

Simon Cowell was on Piers Morgan tonight live, when they were interrupted with news of Whitney’s death. Cowell then confirmed that he was considering Whitney to be a judge on The X Factor.

Whitney had a golden voice which sparked huge record sales in the ’80s and ’90s, but her voice, sales, and image soon became ravaged by drug abuse. She was also involved in a tumultuous and abusive relationship with Bobby Brown for much of her career (1992-2007.)

In 2002 she told Diane Sawyer: “The biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy.” That’s also true for everyone.

The six-time Grammy winner was seen out and about earlier this week with Ray-J.

Whitney recently filmed a movie, Sparkle, with Jordin Sparks that’s set to release August 2012.

RIP Whitney, we’ll always love you:

UPDATE - It has just been announced that there will be a Whitney Tribute during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast featuring a performance by Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan. Click here for all the details!

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    • radeschi

      how sad.. prayers go out to her and her family. What a talent. gone too soon.

    • Ashley

      So sad. She had such a great voice in her prime. I hope her daughter can get her own life together.

    • Carcar

      So disturbing and shocking. Such a beautiful, talented, and intriguing women and she allowed such a rat of a man to destroy her life the way he did. I am still trying to figure out what she saw in him because he was never on her level. Her love for this atrocious man led her down such a dark path that she was never able to recover from. Now he is still living and she is gone. She always portrayed the persona of a strong women, but she was extremely weak with Mr. Bobby “dirt bag” Brown. So sad, so very sad.

      • Zach

        Don’t be so quick to judge Bobby brown. They used to have a reality show and Whitney was the real terror in that relationship for sure. That kind of behavior would drive any man to snap! You don’t know bobby brown so don’t just assume it was the man in the relationship that was abusive

        • Manny

          At the same time Zach might wanna check urself and ur beliefs. I am a 29 year old man and have been around many crazy women, doesn’t mean that i wanted to hit any of them. A real man can take a hit from a women and walk away with his pride. just saying check ur self.

          RIP Whitney

          • TT

            Neither person in any relationship should be physically hit. It does not matter that a man “can take a hit from a woman”. That’s no excuse for a woman to hit a man. As well, no man should ever hit his woman. Overall, no person in any relationship should hit the other person they claim to love, like, and respect.

            If any person in a relationship feels they need to hit their partner, then there is something wrong with that person. I also believe that any person in a relationship, who allows their partner to physically or mentally abuse them, also has a problem when they don’t leave that relationship or try to get help and leave. Many of us will want and will help, we just need to know that abuse is going on.

            Society is quick to jump on the man in an abusive relationship, but it’s usually more complicated than that. I understand the dynamics and emotional issues that can work within a person that causes them to stay in an abusive relationship. These people need help, not only in the form of getting them away from the abuser, but also in the form of therapy to try and understand why they feel they can’t get away, or why they won’t get away.

            From the information we’ve all been given over the years, it seems that Bobby and Whitney’s relationship is one of mutual abuse either in the form of being physical or mental, and likely both.
            Society tends to blame the man as women are seen as physically weaker, emotionally weaker, and financially weaker. However, in this relationship it seems both people engaged in some giving and taking abuse. None of it is acceptable.

            Was it Bobby’s fault that Whitney became addicted? I don’t know. I am also sure that non of you know either, even though many of you will blame one or the other. But, ask yourself why didn’t Whitney stop after leaving Bobby? Maybe she did. She had the support, and had the finances to get the best help anyone could get. Also, from the initial reports, Whitney may not have been using cocaine/crack. Seems she may have substituted prescription addiction to cocaine/crack addiction. But we just don’t know, at least not yet. Even if we did know, it won’g change the tragedy that has already occurred.

            What is true is that Whitney Houston is dead, and that is sad. She is/was a very talented person. It’s unfortunate that certain events occurred that eventually culminated in the death of a widely loved and respected talent.
            I wish and pray for Bobby and Whitney’s daughter, and that she gets the support and love that she needs to help her through this tragic event.

          • Sher

            No one is in the right to pass judgement. Unless you have lived with addcition, you have no idea what pain, suffering, and uncontorllable behaviors it can lead to. We can’t turn back the clock and say what if… We can only focus on the present and try to learn from mistakes to make for a better future. I’m sure Bobby feels guilt, yet its not his fault or anyone else’s. Let this be a lesson to us all…

    • Cindy

      I’m so sad she was a beautiful person and a great singer!!! Whitney willbe missed!!!

    • arja melvin

      omg im still shocked,i didnt have a thought in my mind she would die…god bless you

    • honest

      Goodnite to everyone who is viewing this.whitney houston has become a part of our lives we watched her grow,her ups and downs with Bobby.I never cried for any entertainer death but this one really moved me.even though these people are in the lime light they suffer tremendous demons in their life.iam sure her drug use has a inpact on this death.peopeople are always looking for love,peace,and joy in bad habbits but the reality is it lays with our creater.her daughter and loves ones including her fans iam sure is taking it hard.Ms.houston will surely be missed we should pray for her family and also bobby so that he would not used again as an instrument to guide anyone else down the path of destruction.

    • http://yahoo.com Demetria

      R.I.P to Whitney Houston so sad to hear that she’s gone and I am sorry that her family lost her,fans,and all of her close friends she will be missed by many people and she helped a lot of people and she was a good rolemodle to many adults and kids.So sad to see she’s gone so soon but she did live a good live and Im only 12 and i dont know her like that but I will still love and miss her IN LOVING MEMMERIOS

    • Jasoni

      Whitney Housten was my aunt , I loved my aunt very much and she was so special to me R.I.P ! Today I was gonna go over aunt whit house at 6:00 pm . But I found she died and went nuts!! I love my auntie and would do anything for her . . .. .. I wish I could bring her back & spend just another day with her. We was gonna bond today and I was going to spend the night over her house , but I screamed NOOOOO when I found out she was dead . My mom drove me over to the Hospital to find out what was going on . Why did God have to take HER ??? I will Miss her uncoditionally … I just can’t believe what happend . Please pray for me everyone and God please don’t let me have a panic attack like I did earlier .. Ily Aunt Whitney ! rip rip rip . Today was supposed to be our day but I guess not . Tomorrow morning I will be going over your house collecting some of my favorite things ! I LOVE YOU . . . .. . .

      • Chrissy

        Jason,
        I am so very very sorry. I grew up listing to your Aunt, she had a beautiful voice. Just wanted to let you know that I will be praying that God fills you and your family with his peace and strength during this time. Call on Jesus and ask him to stretch out his arm to you, and lean upon it and draw strength from him.
        May God bless and keep you and your family.
        Chrissy

      • http://Google.com Joan

        I am truly sorry even though I didn’t know her personally I was one of her BIGGEST fans! Her music help me overcome some of the obstacles I had facing me in my early twentys!!! I can say today I am a STRONG BLACK woman, I will be 42 in a few months that sshould tell you I was rocking to “I WANT TO DANCE ITH SOMEBODY WHO LOVES ME”!! I lost my SISTER (best Friend 10/3/2010) I still wake up crying and angry thinking that we woould grow old together! God know best and who are we to JUDGE him, IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN! IN DEEPEST REGARDS TO YOU SN YOUR FAMILY. LOVE JOAN

      • Chloe

        I am so sorry. I love her to. I never thought this would happen. She has my love. Rest in very good peace Whitney. Always will remember her. May God bless you and your family. R.IP Whitney!!!!!!
        Love Chloe xxxxxx

      • ME

        do you guys honestly believe she was this persons aunt. Its sad and pathetic that this person is trying to imposter being her niece or nephew. If you actually read the article she was at a hotel and going to a grammys party that night….

        but this person was saying “We was gonna bond today and I was going to spend the night over her house”

        come on ppl stop being naive.

        and shame on you Jasoni for playing with ppl’s emotions

    • Kimo

      Everyone tells tales or simply has their own opinion on the life of Bobby and Whitney but as adults we should take responsibility of OUR own actions .. Sure Bobby was abusive and sure drugs played a role in their marriage but bobby is not all to blame people… Whitney had a magnificent voice but fell victim to her own struggles and battles life has to offer. She will be missed by many but maybe GOD has a reason to either change lives of those involved in hers or others. RIP beautiful voice…

    • Dee

      Well people do die … But god has taking her home now ..he knows best and he still. knows when its our time to go,.. And he wanted to take her home …no more worrys whitney. Sorry for her loss and her family r in our prays …

    • Angela

      R.I.P Whitney Houston you will be missed. I will always love you was one of my favorites

    • ogoogo123

      Awwh! Ill Mrs. Houston!

    • Ray Snead

      It is such tragedy and great loss to everyone that we lost such a beautiful and talented person, you will be missed dearly til’ eternity, love and prayers to you Whitney and entire family and friends… R.I.P

    • daughter of fan

      omg…..my mom and dad went to her concert in memphis tn….im hurting because my mom was a big fan of whits…..and soooooooo am i…..i heard it at work but didnt believe it….me and my daughter watching centic and she dancing not knowing whats going on…im steadily running to the back because MY MOM DAD AND I LOVE WHIT….

    • greg

      Who is Whitney Houston?

      • louise

        Greg dont you think you should have looked up up before commenting on a tribute page.Hmmmm trolling by any chance?

      • briana

        Really,don’t coment on a dang tribute page if you don’t know who she is.That akward and you really should go and see for yourself before you came on to this.

    • Queen of Pretty

      May the Most High be with her daughter and love ones. I hate that she didn’t get a chance to get her life straight before she was laid to rest. Hopefully before she took her last breath she got to make her peace.

    • Joan

      I am so upset I cried for Whitney like she was my own sister!!! I grew up listening to her music and now she is gone, my husbnd and I were on our way out tonight for a early V-Day get together listening to the radio in route to our destination to hear the GREAT WHITNEY HOUSTON DIED!!! I couldn’t enjoy my FOOD because I was feeling such a great lose, the radio stations started to play all her music(Her music took me through a lot of trying times in my life and made me stronger black woman)!!!! I hope and pray that Bobbi Kristina dont run through the legacy her mom left behind but to be a strong roll model and maker her MOM and Family Proud!!! Best Regards Joan V:(

    • catherine allen

      iam full of grief that whitney passed on.iam a great fan of her music.there was a time in college i put an afro and my mates told i looked like whitney…am just so sad.RIP WHITNEY ALWAYS CHERISHED

    • tia

      im so sad to hear whitney has died R.I.P i feel sorry for her family she was an amazing singer!!!!! goodbye whitney u will be missed!! <3

    • BELINDA W.

      fffdd

    • kia

      Wow , I think most of us grew up with her, I know I certainly did with all my family paying her records, R.I.P whitney R.I.P you will be truly missed for sure <3

    • http://facebook BELINDA W.

      We have just lost one of the best Icons of all time. Despite of all of her difficult situations she faced in life, I was always one of her number one fans. She will forever be missed and loved. R.I.P. beautiful. You are ” The Greatest Love of all”. That was the graduation anthem in the 90′s. May God bless little Bobby, her mother and family. Love always boon-boon Belinda

    • TWogunz

      Whitney Houston had the world by the tail it was her oyster to pluck. Then some bad choices from Bobby Brown to drugs she began her inexorable slide down to death. We all have choices, we all know right from wrong, the hard part is resisting the peer pressure . Lets not fawn too long over her death. Lets move on and perhaps we can actually save an actor or actress who is experiencing the same as Whitney did. Such a waste of a life. But she had choices. “She was her own best friend or her own worst enemy. Clearly she did not like herself much. Now let the mindless flames begin

    • Philix

      Always tell the people that you care for how much you love them, visit them often, for you never know when is their time to go.

      It’s too hard to say goodbye.

      #lovelovelove!

    • philomena

      All talent beauty and piose, she never acted like a wh0re on stage like artists today. She had so much class. So many songs about Love! She owned the stage and didn’t need to degrade herself to do it. with her voice she did not need to act/dress a fool to enrapture an audience. Be at peace Whitney.

    • http://starcasm.net Steph

      I’ve never met Whitney Houston before but for some reason I feel as though she’s a member of my family that has just passed away. Many people use the three words RIP. However to Whitney Houston all I have to say is Good night!

    • chris

      yea it is realy sad when another drug addict loser dies i may never get over it lol

      • Alyssa

        Whitney may have had a drug problem but she was still a person, and an icon to many! Her past drug use does not define who she is as a person. When anybody dies, it is a tragedy…drug addict or not! No need for your hateful words when somebody has just passed….have some respect!!!

    • WaWa

      Wow!!!! This unbelievable tragical event devastated me. Whitney was an idol of mine for C me as a young girl. I grew up listen to her music, wishing to have had such a beautiful voice such as hers (I never did) I could relate to her involvement with ‘Bobby’ however, she did try to over come. Best wishes and my Prayers goes out to her and her family. I love you to ‘Bobbie Christina’ I remember when you were born. Keep your head up Always!!!!!

    • Goddess

      What’s really sad is that she was trying to get it together. May she rest in peace.

    • max ramos

      WELL WHO REALLY CARE SHE WAS JUST ANOTHER CRACK HEAD THANKS TO BOBBY BROWN EVERYONE HAS THESE FAKE FEELINGS FOR HER BUT NO ONE TRIED TO HELP HER SHE KILLED HER SELF BUT BOBBY BROWN GAVE HER THE DRUGS ALL STARS GET FAMOUS THEN GO TO DRUGS BOBBY WAS NOTHING AND WANTED HER TO BE NOTHING KNOW SHE IS A MEMORY IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT NO ONE REALLY CARE ABOUT THAT CRACK HEAD

      • shanika

        For sure she was a dope head. Her Man wasn’t really a man either. If she had any class at all she would still be alive. She was a has been 10 years ago. Now shes dead and everyone is so concerned. Losers.

    • D

      “Prescription drugs were found at the seen.”

      Seen?

      • http://facebook mary hayes

        whitney houston was one of the all time favoits she was a one of kind there will never be another siger like whitney . the world will miss and never forget whitney!!!! god bless her daughter and famliy we love you whitney!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Juan

        Nobody can spell or use grammar correctly anymore. It’s ridiculous.

      • Raj

        Her “lifestyle was more important than her dauhter. It’s the truth so why don’t you post my comments? She could have gotten her life together if she REALLY wanted to!! It’s her own fault!!!!

    • max ramos

      SO WHAT THERE ARE BIGGER THINGS IN THE WORLD TO WORRY ABOUT THEN THINKING ABOUT A CRACK HEAD

    • WaWa

      Was there a Bobby Jr among Whitney and Bobby Brown?

    • Leah sivaivai

      RiP WHiTNEY hOUStiN:(….RESt iN LOVEPEACE&pARAdiSe OUR ANGE1

    • Janie

      I feel sorry for Whitney’s daughter…I guess, though, that Whitney’s “partying” lifestyle was far more important to her than her daughter was…

      • Raj

        Such a beautiful voice, now silent…if she really wanted to, she could have gottten her life back on track for the sake of her daughter…she had the love and support of so many to help her…now her daughter has to suffer because Whitney’s “lifestyle” was, indeed, more important…

    • Shoemommy

      I read Ne-Yo’s tweet, and it brought me to tears. I know it’s unfair that God brings people into our lives for a certain amount of time. But we have to remember our love for and memories for our loved ones will forever live on! And one day we will all reunite with those loved ones in paradise! May God Bless Whitney’s family& loved ones during this difficult time

      • http://Facebook.com/gittchad82 Gitt Chad

        So Truee

    • http://Facebook.com/gittchad82 Gitt Chad

      Smh … Cant Beileve It ! … SpeechLess .. R.i.p

    • Selena

      Nobody thought that Whitney would die it’s so shocking and sad. My sympathy goes out to her family especially her mother and daughter. Whitney will remain a legend and forever will be misss!!!!

    • baby alec

      whats realy sad is that her sister Amy Winehouse died just a few months back. i feel so bad for the families when relitives die whithin such a short period of time. sometimes the light bulb dosent go off. rip amy– whitney

    • briana

      R.I.P Whitney Houston.Don’t be quick 2 judge Whitney,she might have been a drug user but she was a opened hearted person.Even though Bobby and Whitney relationship didn’t turn out perfect and she suffered abuse for 14 years she decided too tell someone when she was ready,she didn’t have to tell anyone anything but she decided that it was time to speak up and speak the truth.Bobby didn’t make her tell the public,her mom didn’t,not her daughter,not even the public.So next time you sholud really try to see it from Whitney’s point-of-view.And maybe one of the reasons Whitney did drugs was because of the stress in her relationship,peformanceing,and her daughter getting into trouble.So please don’t call Whitney a bad person if you really don’t know the truth behind it.Now Whitney is in a better place and don’t have to take on anymore stress.We love you Whitney and you will never be forgotten.Queen of soul,Queen of pop.
      1963-2012

    • Abby

      It amazes me that people feel that they have a right to judge others or would be bold enough to do so. My understanding is that God will use the same yardstick we use in judging others to judge us at the end of our lives. Whitney belonged to God and she rests with Him now. God bless her family.

    • Kaylah1653

      I will always love you whitney houston you should have lived a lot longer but god now has a beautiful angel and to all u dummies trashing her just remember soon it will be your time I hope she comes back to haunt all of her haters and disrespectors cause its not cool or funny you can say all this stuff over the computer but I would like to see u talk all tht crao to my face

    • ROBERT

      SHAME ON WHITNEY HOUSTONS MOTHER AND FAMILY AND HER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT HOW DARE YOU LET HER OUT OF SIGHT AS BAD AS SHE LOOKED SHE COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED

    • ROBERT

      I DONT LIKE WHITNEYS DAUGHTER AND FOR THE LOVE THAT WHITNEY DID SHOW IN HER CAREER THROUGH THE YEARS I PERSONALLY WOULD HAVE BLOWN EVERY PENNY WHITNEY I WOULDNT EVEN HAVE LEFT YOUR DAUGHTER A DAMN THING SHE SHOULD HAVE SAVED YOUR LIFE AS YOUR DAUGHTER I FIND BOBBI KRISTINA VERY INSULTING AND SOMEONE WHO REALLY NEEDS TO GROW UP I AS A TRUE FAN AM VERY UPSET ABOUT HER PASSING IT WAS MY GENERATION THAT WERE THE TRUE FANS FOR WHITNEY HOUSTON AND MY FAVORITE WHITNEY HOUSTON SONG THAT WAS NEVER RELEASED AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN A HUGE HIT WAS AFTER WE MAKE LOVE FROM THE IM YOUR BABY TONIGHT THIS WAS A REMARKABLE TRACK THAT AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED WAS WAY BETTER THEN I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU PEOPLE GOOD SONG BUT PLAYED OUT

    • ebony sheppard

      Whitney took up a big part in all of her loved ones hearts she blew everyone away with her lovely voice and also her loving personality she will always be remembered and she will always partake in this world as a beautifull sweet spirit, whitney i am a big fan and i love you and I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!!

    • ebony sheppard

      Whitney is apart of Gods great big family and now she will return to God to bless him with her joy and courage like she did with all of us. so be grateful for Whitneys courage to change this world into what it is now a great big peace of love for her.

 

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