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Whitney Houston -- Family Told

She Died from Rx

NOT Drowning

2/13/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Whitney Houston did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs.
Whitney Houston's family was told by L.A. County Coroner officials ... the singer did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol ... this according to family sources.

We're told Coroner's officials informed the family there was not enough water in Whitney's lungs to lead to the conclusion that she drowned.

Our sources say the family was told Whitney may well have died before her head became submerged.

And family sources tell us ... it was actually Whitney's aunt, Mary Jones, who discovered Whitney's body in the bathtub. Mary had laid out Whitney's dress for the evening on the bed and then left for about a half hour. When Whitney didn't come out of the bathroom, Mary entered, pulled Whitney out of the tub and began administering CPR.

And we're told ... Whitney's mom has arranged to have the singer's body flown back to Atlanta, as early as tomorrow. The family was told the Coroner has no problem releasing the body because there is no evidence of foul play --  and unless cops put a hold on the body, it can be flown back East.

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406.

L    

Очень похоже на то, что ее убили – и способ известный в криминалистике: нет следов насильственной смерти и основания: огромные контракты – кто-то не захотел платить. Так или иначе, при таких сделках и капризах нужно иметь действительно надежную охрану, а у нее охраны такой не было. А теперь все выдадут как «сама виновата и незаменимых людей нет».

Very similar that she was killed – and the way of well-known in the criminal law: no traces of violent death and reasons: huge contracts - someone was not willing to pay. One way or another, in such transactions and whims need to have a really reliable protection, but she had not the protection of such was. And now everything is given as "her fault and there are no irreplaceable people".

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Dresia Vaughn    

It's really sad, and devastating, when an entertainer/s, feel/s or is forced in order to make it to the top, they must engage in drugs & drinking, just to fit in, which is easily addictive. Whitney was too beautiful and talented for drugs. Whitney strayed on a destructive path and fought to clean herself, then, she became attracted and addicted to alcohol and drugs for years and though help was in her reach, the consequences won in the end we believe. I'm so sorry it came to this horrible lost, if it really was the drugs that took her this precious life. The world isnât rosy anymore with her powerful and precious voice gone. Addictions ruin lives, addictions kills down the road one way or another. My advice, stay away from drugs and alcohol which will eventually ruin your life.

891 days ago
408.

Dresia Vaughn    

It's really sad, and devastating, when an entertainer/s, feel/s or is forced in order to make it to the top, they must engage in drugs & drinking, just to fit in, which is easily addictive. Whitney was too beautiful and talented for drugs. Whitney strayed on a destructive path and fought to clean herself, then, she became attracted and addicted to alcohol and drugs for years and though help was in her reach, the consequences won in the end we believe. I'm so sorry it came to this horrible lost, if it really was the drugs that took her this precious life. The world isn’t rosy anymore with her powerful and precious voice gone. Addictions ruin lives, addictions kills down the road one way or another. My advice, stay away from drugs and alcohol which will eventually ruin your life.

891 days ago
409.

Renee    

God, TMZ lies all the time to get money. witch is very stupid..
They made fun of micheal jackson having skin diseases. :/

891 days ago
410.

beth ann    

rest in peace whitney houston we miss you

891 days ago
411.

beth ann    

i want to say i feel sorry for the loss of a family member and whitney houston was a great singer and person

891 days ago
412.

Jones    

With Whitney she is a drug addict drunk but Heath Ledger was a tragedy right?

891 days ago
413.

Sheila    

Whitney Houston dies of a prescription drug overdose and the hyperlinks in this article are for the online purchase of prescription drugs?!!! TMZ, Web page designer and drug companies you are full of ****!

891 days ago
414.

drunk    

In her time she was the absolute top tier, like I imagine and mildly remember Olivia Newton John in the 70s...some of the younger kids here never got to see it. She was totally awesome, world class, untouchable in the 80s.
She hooked up with that moron rapper bob brown, and her life took a dive. Sad. Killed a gifted legend.

891 days ago
415.

MD    

Out of respect for the dead you should but up a better picture RIP TO THE BEST SINGER I HAVE HEARD IN MY LIFE TIME
Whitney Houston

891 days ago
416.

hanan    

god bless her and my u rest in peace ........

891 days ago
417.

Anonymous    

I, too, am skeptical about this story because this source is the ONLY source saying that Whitney's body is being flown to Atlanta, when in actuality is being flown to New Jersey. The same funeral home that handled her Dad's funeral will be doing hers...and that was in N.J....AND TMZ said she was found face down in the tub, when actually, she was face up.

We'll know for sure when the toxicology reports come back in 4-6 weeks.

891 days ago
418.

t rob    

Are you freaking serious "Crack Mom" isnt enough for you people!!!! She had everything handed to her on a platter, and she Smoked the platter! It was all underlined, and was just a matter of time! Enough of wasting our air time on T.V............................................

891 days ago
419.

Kimster    

I would like to know if they found the food contents in her stomach, & evidence of the beer & wine she drank. I hope they didn't dismiss foul play too early. Did they save all the items in the room & check for fingerprints?

891 days ago
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D'Aundra Rogers    

MAN I WISH Whitney Houston FAMILY BE SAFE AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A PEACEFUL REST!!!! :)

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