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Whitney Houston

Water Found in Her Lungs

2/12/2012 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0211_whitney_getty_ex_12The autopsy of Whitney Houston revealed she did have water in her lungs when she died, but the medical examiner needs to determine exactly how much before they can rule whether she died as a result of drowning ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. 

As TMZ first reported, authorities believe Houston may have fallen asleep or lapsed into unconsciousness in the bathtub and drowned.

But according to our sources, authorities cannot yet determine whether Houston died before she was submerged in the water or after. We're told there is still a possibility Houston was dead before she went under the water. 

Toxicology results will be back in 4-6 weeks. 

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46.

wowser    

yikes

961 days ago
47.

tor thummarat    

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961 days ago
48.

aaron duarte    

nalunkot po ako(i am sad to hear the news in tv im so glad whitney houston is my #1 fan more power to the family i am 13years old from philippines i love her songs i will always love you,runto you,one moment in time,saving all my love for you,all the man that i need, greatest love of all,i have nothing,etc thank for being part of music industry i have a tribute for you ill sing your song run to you) yhank you..... more blessings to come for your family ^_^

961 days ago
49.

moomas boy    

Was it bong water? I need to know!

961 days ago
50.

mikeuk    

In the tub huh...thats so 71,and morrison was way cooler!

961 days ago
51.

God-Of-Lyf    

The good thing is though, that she did in fact die! End O story...

961 days ago
52.

CloBird    

The presence of water in the lungs means that she was breathing when she went under.How much water determines if she was dying as she went under water. It is the corner's responsibility to find out the WHY to the lapse into unconsciousness. Some drug interactions can cause certain complications that can lead to stroke, cardiac arrest, heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure---all of these lead to unconsciousness.
Toxicology studies can take up to a month depending on backlog of cases, the types of testing carried out, how many times a test is carried out...and it is very important to wait for this vital information to tell the tale of death.

961 days ago
53.

jack     

What difference does it make if she was out of it and drowned or was out of it and died as a result of overdosing? Drugs seem to be the major factor contributing to her death. It's very sad either way.

961 days ago
54.

allegedly    

Two truths: 1) It's not illegal drugs that are killing people. It is the over prescribed pain meds and anxiety drugs. 2) The difference between Whitney Houston and Britney Spears is that Spears had someone call bull on her behavior and intervene.....

961 days ago
55.

Kathryn    

Man, it sure looks like she got LOTS of TRIBUTES at the Grammy's tonite-----NOT. lmao. Who wants to honor a Crackwh*re that didn't respect the body and life GOD gave her and, instead, wasted it away on drugs and alcohol......and took her daughter TO BARS w/her and LET HER drink. hilarious u azz hats are idolizing THAT. lmao. GOOD RIDDANCE to the nappy-headed ho and her nappy-headed daughter/monster she created. period.

961 days ago
56.

yeah whatever    

Speculation says she still had alcohol in her system, took a Xanax as was her usual habit to relieve anxiety before a major event, the two drugs amplified one another and she simply fell asleep. If that's the case then it was drug interaction that led to her death, and that can happen to anybody. And even if it turned out she was back on pot and crack, a drug addict's life is not less than anybody else's, and I shouldn't be surprised that they die in such higher numbers when everyone's too busy judging them to care about them or look after them. We understand a drug-addled person cannot consent to sign a contract so why do we leave them alone to destroy their own lives? If you have a drug addict in your life, quit acting all high and mighty and BE THERE FOR THEM. No, it is not codependent. It is HUMAN.

961 days ago
57.

Hiawatha smith    

She is so worried about her situation of water found in her Lungs.
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961 days ago
58.

jak    

Everyone is so sure she died of an overdose of drugs when in fact she could have lost conciousness and died from many other causes. It is quite likely the final cause of death will be from a combination of factors. For now could we not just mourn the loss of a person who had a family who loved her and who gave us so much pleasure with her talent?

961 days ago
59.

The Neko Nation    

STUPID WHORE OVERDOSED AND PASSED OUT IN A TUB AND DROWNED. THANK YOU GOD FOR TAKING THIS PIECE OF TRASH DRUG ABUSING TRASH AND DOING AWAY WITH HER! HOUSTON WE HAD A PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

961 days ago
60.

kim    

WOW... DO YA THINK IT'S CAUSE SHE WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS UNDER WATER GEEE... "IDIOTS"...

961 days ago
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