Whitney Houston Died by Drowning

Los Angeles coroner attributes star's death to heart disease and cocaine.
1:34 | 03/22/12

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A Los Angeles coroner's office finally revealing what killed the superstar singer who was found as you know under water in her hotel bathtub. On February 11 ABC's juju Chang has the latest. Whitney Houston's sudden death six weeks ago at the Beverly Hilton hotel was shocking but not exactly a mystery. Now the corners toxicology report clarifies what many people suspected. Cause of death drowning and cocaine use. Officially Houston's death is classified as an accident she drowned in about -- But according to the corners report cocaine and the Tamil lights were also identified and were contributory to the death. As well as heart disease. Also in Houston system a host of other drugs doctors say did not contribute among them marijuana xanax and Benadryl. Houston died the night before the grammys just hours before music industry party she was planning to attend. She had struggled for years with drug and alcohol problems but told ABC's Diane Sawyer she had overcome her demons. I can't tell you -- perfect timing and interest every every says it's day by day. Today I -- yeah yeah yeah. But now do you say not at all I can say I think -- good -- act. Can tell you that. And that's that's -- his. The person who wants to -- A person who has life and wants to live tragically that wouldn't hold true juju Chang ABC news New York.

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