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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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16.

Lisa    

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.

931 days ago
17.

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

931 days ago
18.

LAWRENCE    

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.

931 days ago
19.

LisaLittleSox    

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

931 days ago
20.

Linda    

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.

931 days ago
21.

Anthony    

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.

931 days ago
22.

Jenny    

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

http://www.snapsig.com/viewer?file=rMvyvvdRKtJjbBGSN4nT.jpg

She looks all wrinkled and gross. So sad.

931 days ago
23.

Shaye    

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!!!

931 days ago
24.

Kabala    

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

931 days ago
25.

CloBird    

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!

931 days ago
26.

Hecate    

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.

931 days ago
27.

shaz    

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

931 days ago
28.

Jenny    

Is this really her in the autopsy photo??

http://www.snapsig.com/viewer?file=rMvyvvdRKtJjbBGSN4nT.jpg

She looks so bad!

931 days ago
29.

bdlec    

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

931 days ago
30.

CloBird    

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.

931 days ago
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