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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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31.

Rob    

Just because this drug whore can "do" something she is worshiped by you sad losers. Go listen to some song and get back to your own lives... sheesh, and entire website making money off your pathetic obsessions.

By the way, did you know the other drug "hoe" Michael Jackson is dead too????

982 days ago
32.

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

982 days ago
33.

Beach    

That crackhe@d Bobby Brown should be happy. He turned a real star & great singer into a druggie & alcoholic & now she is dead. Bobby Brown is a loser & dragged her to an early grave. I'm not a big fan of Houston's but I can still see this as a d@mn shame.

982 days ago
34.

HEATHER LATTANZI    

REALLY, XANAX AND LIQUEUR,,,,COME ON EVEN ON THE BOTTLE IT STATES...ALCOHOL INTENSIFIES ..WHAT A SHAME...........

982 days ago
35.

THIN LIZZY    

Wish all you haters would know what it's like to work for a record company before you spew all your hatred.

982 days ago
36.

tgrfan42069    

if that was the case and she drowned.wouldnt they have found water on her lungs though? them waiting on the tox to mention anything says to me that they found nothing out of the way in her lungs and so forth.

982 days ago
37.

d    

First of all, we have no idea if it was drug related. Of course that's the initial thought because of her past but she could've had a brain aneurysm, heart attack, stroke.WE DONT KNOW. If it was drug related,we all have our battles. some people are addicted to sex, others are addicted to porn and some unfortunately are addicted to drugs. no need to talk about her downfall. we all sin and no sin is smaller than another.Irregardless of how she died she was a person, a human being like you and deserves respect. so stop being rude, if it was someone close to you in your family and you came on this website and read the comments you would be pissed. shut up.

982 days ago
38.

parlayer    

"Fell asleep in the tub" you mean Passed out!!! Like anyone is going to drown before "wake up".

982 days ago
39.

who cares    

So TMZ source must be the creapy Ed Winter who seems to always be infront of TMZ cameras. He sure does look like he came into some money when compared to when he was infront of TMZ cameras when MJ died. I am sure mainstream meadia is doing there best to find out just who the public official is that TMZ is paying off

982 days ago
40.

PsyCho    

If the report comes back and its not drugs... I say drowning (if there was water in the lungs). If not.... I say it Xanax. If though I she was (seen) drinking, she could have took more than pills than drinking. After that....Im out of conclusions.

982 days ago
41.

Kari    

I don't think there is a real mystery here as to how she died. It's just tragic.

982 days ago
42.

The Neko Nation    

CRACK IS WHACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE SAID IT HERSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO YOU DUMB BIOTHCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!

982 days ago
43.

amber    

the world has lost an incrediable talent. my condolences go out to her family.rip in peace whitney. i have gone threw these comments and its awful how some are so negative. you too will meet your maker one day, and then you only have to convience him of why your such a ****...

982 days ago
44.

AntiDenial    

So sad to see her daughter lose her mother that she adored.
I don't know what drug treatment Whitney was receiving, but I hope it was more than a Alcoholics Anonymous Program. I have read where so many famous people are told to go to AA meetings.

As if this is the only way. It works for some, but there needs to be options available even for the rich and famous.

We discuss options at www.nadaytona.org

982 days ago
45.

Jodi    

I think she did take a xanax or something to relax went to soak in a warm bath before going out and coupled with what was still in her system from the night before she probably did lapse into unconsciousness in the bathtub and drowned.

982 days ago
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