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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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46.

guru    

Too much money, fame, booze, sex, pride, drugs, greed, all the evil vices pushed on by her greedy blood sucking maggot "employees" due to God's gift of fantastic angelically powerful voice abused by the welcomed demons in her.

892 days ago
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charlie    


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romanisking: 24 minutes ago

I find fun how white people said so many nice things for nick carters sister and she was a crack whore to but Whitney a black sucessful singer gets zero respect.

WTF! Here comes the racist crap! I'm whnite and dont know who the F Nick Carter is!!! I know who Whitney Houston is! The greatest singer of ALL time! Keep race out of this! It has nothing to do with black, white or brown. Whitney is a person loved by ALL!

So STFU!

892 days ago
48.

Cynthia     

This is what I wrote and mailed myself; if this is what happened or close then she would have slipped into the tub and drowned I had a mini stroke and know sometimes you get no warning and sometimes your behavior is off prior to it. I will wait for the final account; I believe she was CLEANED UP and SOBER. There are other reasons one can act with such behavior and one is prior to a stroke. How many times have you heard someone say that he or she was acting strange hours or days prior to? So there is a good chance this really was just a case of her having a stroke in the bathtub OH and hot water could have factored in. Why do we soak our feet or body in a hot tub of water? Because it helps blood flow....and if she had a clot or whatever they bingo a stroke that sadly could have killed her.

892 days ago
49.

The Neko Nation    

AND IAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH WILL ALWAYS DO CRAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!! CRACK IS WHACK!!!!!!!!!!! DUMB BIOTCH SAID IT HERSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO YOU STUPID WHORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!

892 days ago
50.

Mary Anne Landers    

Like so many of us, I want to know why this happened. Right now, all we can be sure about is that another talented and much-loved musical artist is gone.

Rest in peace, Whitney Houston. You left us much wonderful music, but we lost you far too soon. May you find in your next life the happiness that eluded you this time.

892 days ago
51.

Anon922    

Harvard just brought the science of “toxic stress” to light last week. Substance abuse is a part of self-medicating toxic stress. ACE, toxic stress lead to a shortened life by 20 years. She would want us to understand this. RIP, dear Whitney. You continue to teach and bless us with your voice and soul.
Google: ACE, toxic stress, Harvard.
Hopefully Demi can be a spokesperson.

892 days ago
52.

Nicoleasm    

If that's what really happened, I know it's going to be even harder for her family to accept knowing it came from one single event, mixing 2 things together then going to take a bath. At least if she were in the bedroom, her people could've and would've checked on her more easily. But they were trying to give her privacy, which is expected.

892 days ago
53.

Trish    

Geez, people the woman is hardly cold and the bashing has already started. She may have had her issues during her life time but none of us is perfect. Let's not let the negative aspects of her life over shadow the fact that she was truly talented and she accomplished a great deal in her short life time. Let's not assume that her passing was related illegal drug use or something controversial. Let's wait for the results and allow her family, friends, and fans to grieve.

892 days ago
54.

Anon922    

Harvard just brought the science of “toxic stress” to light last week. Substance abuse is a part of self-medicating toxic stress. ACE, toxic stress lead to a shortened life by 20 years. She would want us to understand this. RIP, dear Whitney. You continue to teach and bless us with your voice and soul.
Google: ACE, toxic stress, Harvard.
Hopefully Demi can be a spokesperson.

892 days ago
55.

The Neko Nation    

GOD HAS HAD IT WITH DIRTBAG DRUG ADDICTS LIKE WHITNEY HOUSTON! SHE IS WHERE SHE BELONGS NOW ROTTING IN THE GROUND ALONG WITH THE DRUG ADDICTED PEDOPHILE MICHAEL JACKSON! JERRY SANDUSKY YOU ARE NEXT! PRAISE JESUS AND THANK YOU GOD FOR CONDEMNING THESE LOW LIFES!

892 days ago
56.

Tod    

The preliminary opinion is consisitant with Houston's behavior leading up to her death. She was partying hard, then talked to her mom and cousin, then got in the tub, fell asleep (gave way to the medication and booze) and drowned. Sounds logical to me.

892 days ago
57.

dw    

Who would take a bath begin drunk anyways..shesshh

892 days ago
58.

The Neko Nation    

SORRY CHARLIE! I HAVE 3 WONDERFUL CHILDREN WHO AREN'T LOW LIFE GHETTO DRUG ADDICTS LIKE THE ONES YOU CONDONE! GOD HAS HAD IT WITH YOU DIRT BAGS WHO DO NOTHING FOR SOCIETY BUT LEACH OFF OF IT. SELF ENTITLED LOSERS LIKE YOU CHARLIE NEED TO GO THE WAY OF WHITNEY HOUSTON AND DROP DEAD! PTL!!!!!!!!!!! BIOTCH!!!!!

892 days ago
59.

Amberlynn    

I think the prescribing of pills for problems to do with 'depression' etc needs to be policed better. Regardless of what anyone thinks WHITNEY HOUSTON was a natural talent who shared her gift with the world. What a VOICE! Let us remember her for that and for the faith she had in herself. She would also I am sure want us all to make choices in life that propel us to success and not choices that become so much a part of us, that they 'darken our sun'. We should all read and listen to the lyrics of "I look to you" - I think that would be her story. RIP Whitney Houston.

892 days ago
60.

HORROR    

@GOD: Your are so awful! I am sitting here in tears and all you can is posting underclassy comments.

892 days ago
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