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Whitney Houston

Prescriptions Found

Possible Drowning

2/11/2012 11:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The body of Whitney Houston was just removed from the room on a gurney.  It will go to the morgue for an autopsy to determine cause of death.
No illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died -- at least not yet -- but prescription drugs were present, and it's possible the singer drowned in the bathtub ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... when EMTs arrived Whitney's body was already removed from the bathtub so it will take an autopsy to determine if she OD'd, drowned or died from some other cause.

Informed sources tell us ... Beverly Hills cops -- who were still searching the room at the time this story was posted -- found various pill bottles. There was no evidence that Whitney was drinking alcohol in the room.

Whitney's body was just removed from the room on a gurney.  It will go to the morgue for an autopsy to determine cause of death.

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patty    

all this is so tragic, i am glad bobbi-kris couldn't see her, she needs a better memory of her mom:(

797 days ago
17.

piper    

the finding of prescription meds doesn't necessarily mean anything. most people have some pres. meds in their home. i really wish people would stop jumping to conclusions about what happened to her. just because someone had issues w.something before doesn't mean they still do. and it doesn't define them as a person. i choose to remember whitney as the talented vocalist she was.

797 days ago
18.

WellSinceYouDidntAsk    

Drowned in a bath tub? Sounds like deflection of Big Pharma blame. Hello. It's the legal drugs that are the most deadly. This is most likely another celeb death by prescription medication. And the beat goes on...

797 days ago
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Truth    

WHITNEY WAS SEEN GOING TO AND FROM A DOCTOR'S OFFICE ON BEDFORD ROAD IN LA, POSSIBLY A VOCAL SPECIALIST. SHE ALWAYS SEEM TO GO TO THAT DOC WHENEVER SHE'S IN LA. ...AND USUALLY BEFORE OR AFTER SHE SINGS IN-STUDIO FOR RECORDING TRACKS OR FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE. I BELIEVE THE DOC'S OFFICES ARE IN THE RANGE OF 205-215 BEDFORD ROAD. SHE'S BEEN SEEN AT THESE OFFICES MANY TIMES OVER THE LAST COUPLA YRS. I WONDER THIS DOC HAS BEEN PRESCRIBING FOR HER OTHER THEN MEDS FOR VOCAL CHORDS. SMH. #TRUTH!!

797 days ago
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Cognizant _illiberal    

drug addiction is not a disease like cancer it is a disorder. drug addicts have more fulfilling lives than non users they have experienced beautiful great feelings and things you non users never will. a drug addict can squeeze 10 years of experiences into one week even god fearing people are not guaranteed a tomorrow and some die and dont even get an afterlife due to fine print that no one has access to on earth so live life to the fullest . Ray jays penis is NOT above average size they lie about the size index in medical journals because most people cant take the truth they have not measured every ones penis in the world so they have no right assuming if the world cant handle the truth that is not my problem you are spreading ignorance .

797 days ago
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Truth    

SRUSLY, HOW DO YOU DROWN IN A BATHTUB IF YOU ARE OF SOUND MIND AND JUDGEMENT AND NOT ON DRUGS?? SHE DEF. TOOK SOMETHING AND MAY HAVE FELL ASLEEP OR OD IN THE BATHTUB AND DROWNED THAT WAY. #TRUTH!!

797 days ago
22.

carla     

too soon another drug death :( praying for bobbi christina and cissy.

797 days ago
23.

bunny    

Why the hell doesn't anyone act like they saw this happening sooner than later? Are people just that damn blind? Even TMZ has caught photos of her looking like she's already dead. That's like saying "Oh my God, ZaZa Gabor is dead? She was looking so pleasant and lively on her birthday."

797 days ago
24.

Sam    

Not sure what room she was in, but I've stayed there many times and most of the rooms don't have bathtubs, only showers. Anyone know which room it was?

797 days ago
25.

Debster    

It's always about the damn drugs. Watch, the coroner will say she OD'd on some drug or another. Hard to feel sorry when these addicts do it to themselves. Another loser bites the dust.

797 days ago
26.

bluemoon    

Why is this being considered such a tragedy? I think her daughter will be better off without her. Maybe she has a chance now.

797 days ago
27.

Truth    

THE DUDE WITH THE HAT IS "RAY". THAT GUY THAT SUPPOSEDLY FOUND HER. WHITNEY'S BROTHER-IN-LAW AND BODYGUARD. HE'S OFTEN SEEN GOING TO THE "DOCS" WITH WHITNEY AND OFTEN TIMES SEEN HOLDING PRESCRIPTION BAGS, CAUGHT BY FOTOGS AND PAPS MANY TIMES... HMMM. MANY FANS DONT TRUST THIS GUY AND SAY HE MAY BE THE ONE FUNNELING DRUGS TO WHITNEY. #TRUTH!!

797 days ago
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WellSinceYouDidntAsk    

Sweat and mania are classic signs of drug addiction, the vicious circle of side effect hell where the risks never outweigh the benefits. Then when you can't sleep and the meds aren't working anymore, desperation sets in, you take too much and what's left of your life goes down the drain. In this case, literally.

797 days ago
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good as gold    

#26 Bluemoon
Why is this being considered such a tragedy? I think her daughter will be better off without her. Maybe she has a chance now.
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That's one of the stupidest comments I have ever seen posted on TMZ. I think the world would be a better place without you.

797 days ago
30.

Deana Phillips    

You are Riannon and Minaj? Sound like infectious diseases.

My heart goes out to Whitney's daughter and other family members. Hope she found Christ too; however,if she was still using drugs, have my doubts, but that's between she and the lord, not me.

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