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Whitney Houston

Autopsy Completed,

Results Pending Toxicology

2/12/2012 2:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The autopsy of Whitney Houston is complete.The autopsy of Whitney Houston is complete, TMZ has learned, but the results will be deferred pending a toxicology report.

According to our sources, a cause of death cannot be determined until the toxicology results ... which typically takes 4-6 weeks. 

A coroner's spokesman says the results are on a security hold, which just means nothing is being released at this time.

As TMZ first reported ... although the cause of death is unknown, it is increasingly looking like Whitney may have fallen asleep or lapsed into unconsciousness in the bathtub and drowned.

We're told Whitney had been drinking the night before and authorities believe a combination of Xanax and alcohol could have fatally sedated her -- although our sources say it is simply too early to draw any firm conclusions.

A rep for the Beverly Hills PD just announced during a news conference -- the preliminary investigation is nearly complete ... pending final results from the L.A. Coroner's Office.



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Another rich whacked out junkie with tons of money but no friends, just inattentive paid assistants who should have watched her but did not, and so the drunkie junkie died, probably drowned, due to drugs and stupidity. This was all her own fault, Brown is an Ahole but she would have been like this even without him, she was always a problem, always a brat, always out of control, with or without him. She was her own worst enemy and she died for being arrogant, stupid and a nasty junky.

948 days ago

Tony Quinn    

One Good Thing At Least Whitney Houston's Dealer Will Be A Customer Down This Week I Don't Sympathise With Dealers Or Junkies It's A Bad Example To Children

948 days ago


She copied Dolly Parton's song and now copies Jim Morrison's death. I can't wait to see the pathetic lawsuits that come from this as you know it can't possibly be her own fault.

948 days ago


R.I.P Whitney, such a fantastic singer/actress, i will be watching The BodyGuard tonight on ITV2 here in the UK. You are with one hell of a group of talented artists up in heaven, you have a good time with those stars ....xxxx

948 days ago


She and Michael J are singing duets at a tacky bar in the lower reaches of hell, stoned and whining about their hard, hard lives, wah wah wah. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

948 days ago


Wouldn't the autopsy reveal if she drowned or not even if she was high the drowning would be the cause of death if she in fact did drown. I have my doubts if that was the cause.

948 days ago


I have a friend at the coroner's office in LA and he sent me a picture of an autopsy.

She looks all wrinkled and gross. So sad.

948 days ago


STOP YOUR BASHING!!!! YOU ARE NOT PERFECT, when it is your time go WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU IDIOT? Be RESPECTFUL she has family. It might have been an accident you don't know. Even at her age there is is still peer pressure of drinking and with her disease her team should have taken better care of her. This is lost to the world no matter how ever you look at it! She made beautiful music and pave the way for many to come. STO HATING!!!

948 days ago


She had a lot of wigs - wonder what celeb has owned the most wigs? Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Wendy Williams, Cher.....

948 days ago


This is not surprising. A full post-mortem includes toxicology. It is the only way to figure out if drugs/medications were a contributing factor in this death. Houston could have died from a stroke, cardiac arrest, pulmonary embolism, and medications could be the reason why damage to organs occurred!

948 days ago


They are busy twisting and squeezing her body, so far they have filled 2 barrels with black rum and its far from finished. Drinks for all, from Whitney the Drunk. She was 48, looked 65 without a pile of makeup to cover the ravages to her skinny ass body.

948 days ago


Just so terribly sad. Jackson, Winehouse, so many others and now Whitney...goes to prove fame and wealth are not the formula for happiness and peace

948 days ago


Is this really her in the autopsy photo??

She looks so bad!

948 days ago


I am sure that you are just a joy to be around.

948 days ago


Anthony: the coroner needs to find out the reason why Houston was found in the tub-- what caused her to fall unconscious? The post can tell if the lungs were filled with water but toxicology can tell if medications caused unconsciousness. A doctor has to figure out all contributing factors that lead to death.

948 days ago
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