Whitney Houston’s death happened over a month ago and it still has many people scratching their heads. Whitney was known as one of the world’s most widely known divas, but her talent overshadowed that during her life time. Since her passing, there has been great speculation over the cause of her death. Because of her past struggles with drug addiction, many believed her death was caused by a drug overdose. Also leading to this assumption was the wine glass and several pills that were found at the side of the bathtub where her body was discovered.
Speculation into the death of Whitney Houston was finally put to rest when the coroner released his findings. While Whitney Houston’s death did have a number of contributing factors, the ultimate cause of her death was drowning. At the age of only 48-years-old, it is a tragic story of how love led her to someone who wasn’t exactly a positive influence on her life.
The coroner revealed that because of her decades of drug use, she suffered from Atherosclerotic heart disease, which was listed on her death certificate as a contributing factor to her untimely demise. In addition, the pop diva had a large number of illegal as well as prescription drugs in her system when she passed away. Among these substances were cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril, and Benadryl. Typically, doctors prescribe Xanax for anxiety disorders and Flexeril as a muscle relaxer. Benadryl can be purchased over the counter. Unfortunately, it was the combination of all of these factors that led to Whitney Houston’s death before her time.
As of the time of Whitney Houston’s death, she leaves behind a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. We have yet to receive details on the status of her estate and what is to become of her financial affairs. Our hearts go out to Bobbi Kristina in this time of loss.
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