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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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Ive read so much about Whitney's drug problem. We should never judge because as members of the human race, we all inherit a sin nature with the sentence of death from Adam and Eve. I know shes in heaven because she confess

I've heard so much criticism of Whitney cause of her drug problem. Never judge. We all have a sin nature with a sentence of death. I'm confident she's in heaven.She confessed Christ and He took care of ALL of her sins.


949 days ago


i will always remember whitney houston and i hate ray j hes a ***got ass bitch. He killed a great person and i hope he rot in hell

949 days ago


why did she have to die

949 days ago

connie eddie    

I know what it feels like to lose your mom at such an early age. Mine passed away when she was 41 years old. I was only 16 at the time. My heart goes out to Whitney's daughter right now. Just know that people are praying for her right now. May others learn from this tragedy: Drugs and alochol don't mixed/ It's just as bad as getting under the wheel of a vechile and having a wreck/ Satan is on the prowl so people get your life right with God and he can see you through anything you're facing. He did me and still does. REST IN PEACE

949 days ago

brianna dupuis    

heyy this is brianna and i just want to send a shout out to whitney houston and everybody else and we will always love you whitney we miss you everymuch love always your girl brinna sorry bye

949 days ago


r.i.p whitney houston.... i feel soo sorry for her daugther it must be hard loossing her mother at the ages of 18:( whitney houston was an amazing american singer she is the pop queen no one can take that name away from her ....she will be missed but never forgotten :) even if she did die cause of drugs dosent matter all we need to care about now is her,the feeling that she is gone and nver coming back :(:( onee of the best singer of all time is gone who's next !!!

949 days ago

betty pogue    

we love you whitney houston R.I.P my heart go out to her daughter.

949 days ago


I'd like to know which doctor prescribed Xanax to a patient with known alcohol and substance abuse problems!

949 days ago


Dear World

Why do people always judge other"s. It does not matter how she die, It's she's gone,not what she did that's between her and our father, Stop judging her and let her be in peice. Cause no matter what she did and didnot do GOD knew her heart. By the way she was a DIVA, and alway will be a DIVA.

949 days ago

don hair    

Suprised there not blaming Ryan Widmer!!!!

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949 days ago


No matter what actually happened I pray that Whitney soul is at rest. I am saddened by her passing. I pray for her family that they will be able to stand strong and be well.

948 days ago

Pam Salter    

who cares? What makes her damn death so much more important then anyone elses, sick of hearing about it!!

948 days ago


When are we going to put these killer pills on a high alert to where you cannot get from any will. And as one starlet said- you have tight contracts on sports and drug testing in most jobs, when will the industry apply the same rules as every where elese in the US?

948 days ago


TMZ will print anything, why would her mom have her flown to Atlanta, She was from and lived in New Jersey. Coronor would not know if xanax killed her until the toxicology report came back. There are all type of inconsistencies in this story.

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