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Whitney Houston

Few Pills Recovered

at Death Scene

2/13/2012 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Multiple medicine bottles were found in the Beverly Hills hotel room where Whitney Houston diedLaw enforcement sources tell TMZ ... multiple medicine bottles were found in the Beverly Hills hotel room where Whitney Houston died ... but we're told there were NOT a lot of pills at the scene.

Among the pills ... ibuprofen (painkiller), Xanax (anti-depressant), Midol (for menstrual cramps), amoxicillin (for treating bacterial infections) ... and more.

We're told the amoxicillin was prescribed recently because Whitney had been suffering from a sore throat.

We're told some of the pills were old ... some issued in 2011 ... but some of the bottles were from 2012. We're told the bottles that were recovered at the scene did not contain a lot of pills.

Sources tell us ... some of the prescriptions were filled at the infamous Mickey Fine pharmacy in Beverly Hills ... where Michael Jackson had numerous prescriptions filled for Demerol and other drugs.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... it's possible Whitney suffered a heart attack caused by an adverse reaction to her medication, but it is simply too early to make an official call on the cause of death.

We're told the L.A. Coroner's Office has removed the hold on Whitney's body ... which means her family can now have Whitney transported back to Atlanta, where the singer will be laid to rest.



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So, how much truth can you believe from TMZ's reports when they write the late Whitney will return to Atlanta to rest in peace? She is not from ATL, she lived there once. She is from New Jersey...the whole world knows this. TMZ is totally useless and absolutely not worthy to report even traffic conditions.

974 days ago


Hello, get your facts straight, she was buried in New Jersey. These mistakes make all of your reporting questionable...

974 days ago


I love TMZ but I'm a bit surprised that this story went up stating that she would be "...transported back to Atlanta, where the singer will be laid to rest..." because she is clearly from Newark, New Jersey... hmmm fact check much?
Come on you guys, with such a fun job, you could at least make sure you are truly honoring those departed beloveds... I don't think she would appreciate the misinformation. She would expect you to know all her stats.

974 days ago

Col. 'Bat' Guano    

I could care less what people say about me after I'm dead because...

I'd be dead. What part of this don't you rocket scientists understand?

974 days ago


You people are terrible reporters. Xanax is not an ant-depressant and she was not returned to Atlanta to be laid to rest. Whoever wrote this story should be fired. No wonder Hollywood hates TMZ. Just make **** up as you go.

973 days ago

Rudy McGillvray    

Another dead celeb, caused in most part by the MEDICAL MAFIA, and their insistence that only THEY can cure what's wrong. So this poor woman took these pills some of which are contraindicated against each other, and passed away. I hope she's in the arms of the Lord.
And I'll bet it was the penicillin analogue that killed her, b/c one can develop a deadly allergy to any 'cillin' almost immediately, to the point of death and beyond.

973 days ago


Amoxicillin for a sore throat? Yeah right! If you're going to post BS, at least do some research!

973 days ago


she was a junkie- is it really all that hard to figure it out? move on to something truly newsworthy- is jennifer aniston really pregnant? whay did kate & wills name the pup? another kardashian marriage...

973 days ago


The moment I heard of Whitney's death, i feared for her daughter who has no other identity that being Whitney's daughter. Without her Mother she is a nobody and will 'feel' her Mothers departure mo so than most people. I have to say this without being hurtful, I dont think she will make it past a year. She was raised in a self destruct world and Im sorry to say that she has already pushed the delete button. I loved Whitney's music but wow what a waste of talent to the Devil DRUGS!

972 days ago

Estelle Jackson    

Atlanta??? Whitney HATED Atlanta so her family will NOT be transporting her body anywhere but HOME in New Jersey !!!

972 days ago


Well, either way - At least she's sober now...

972 days ago


Whitney Houston wasn't buried in Atlanta. She was buried in New Jersey where she is from.

972 days ago

DIanne Jarreau    

What kind of ....rap is this! Atlanta?

972 days ago


You guys are really in the gutter with this tragic story. We hear it will be quite a while until results are known, but oh no, TMZ has to be first! And first with what? To be wrong about what Xanax does and announce that Whitney was having menstrual cramps. I hope that when you all lose people you love, you imagine what it would be like if it were covered the way you cover "stories". Also, pills from 2011 aren't old - most meds last a year.

972 days ago


So tired of hearing of Whitney's death when it all basically comes down a pure overdose. Don't paint a picture pink that really was very deep and black. She overdosed and drowned to her own behaviors which were on going for a multiple of years from crack use to who know's what she really was using to find her comfort zone. She's no more special then any other addicted person in this big world we live in. Oh I forgot, she rich!!!! So the rest of us can live in our misery when we have no access to help and she did but chose to use and it cost her her life. May she find comfort wherever her soul lies. God bless.

971 days ago
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