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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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481.

Lori    

God gave Whitney her beautiful voice and she had the nerve to ruit her beautiful gift with drugs and alcohol. It is a damn shame that she didn't care enough about her family and close friends to stop doing the drugs. I enjoyed her music, but if I saw a celebrity in person, I would not act all crazy, for they are not God. God gave them their gift and he is the one to be idolized, not these celebrities.

895 days ago
482.

MIO    

yall are some very ignorant people on here...... who cares what it was from she still a human tht lost her life.. an a wonderful singer an mom an daughter to someone... if you cant say something nice dnt say anything at all... how would yall fell if it was one of yall love one.... have some kind of sympathy PEOPLE.... she was a great woman dispite off her wrong doing who dnt have some kind of skeletons in there closet... Get real...RIP Whitney Houston

895 days ago
483.

allyssa    

she was a very good singer!!!!

894 days ago
484.

Teresa Dow    

A beautiful woman with a beautiful voice. Terribly sad that she could not overcome her demons. I will always love you Whitney Houston. Thank you for leaving your mark on the world. Rest in Peace.

894 days ago
485.

CREATEDIHOUSTON    

BEFORE DURING OR AFTER BEYONCE PLEASE HELP STOP THE DESTRUCTION. DONT SHAME SUCH A JOYOUS OCCASION

WITNESS HOUSTON PROJECT DAY ONE

FOR SURELY THE RAIN IS FALLING IN HOUSTON AND I PRAY MY HEAVENLY CREATOR OF LIFE AND ETERNITY TO CONQUER THIS DAYS MOMENT AND ALLOW A TRUE LOYAL TRUELY LOYAL TO ALL TO HIS
BLESSING.CREATEDIHOUSTON-(TWITTER) DESTINY CHILD CREATOR.DEADBEAT DESTINY CHILD PLEASE DONT SHAME WHITNEYS DAY.

894 days ago
486.

christan    

rest in peace whitney!!!!my prayers are with your family and your daughter as well,,,,,sooo sad....

894 days ago
487.

Trinity    

R.I.P. Whitney Houston we loved you know we didn't we love you not loved love

894 days ago
488.

Trinity    

R.I.P. little mama you got skills no you had skills luiv you

894 days ago
489.

LEXIS    

WHAT MANE THAT IS MESSED UP HOW COULD SHE DIE THAT WAS JUST SO WRONG FOR WHAT THEY DID EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT THAT MUCH OF A FAN OF WHITNEY HOUSTON MOST PEOPLE STILL WANT HER HER BUT 9/10 SHE WITH THE LORD SO THERE IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT I PROMISE THE LORD GOT HER

894 days ago
490.

Reginald and Darnesha    

To the family of Whitney Houston, Bobby Christina, God knows your pain, no one knows but God. Baby girl find Christ in your heart, just close your eyes, he's standing there for you. Whitney is standing there with Christ Jesus, she's beautiful, she's smiling, she made it in, she has her beautiful white robe on. No more pain for our beautiful angel. To the family, it's ok to weap go right ahead, but please know this, I have such a very close intimate relationship with God our Father. The imformation given to you about your love one Whitney, her name now is PEACE. Her journey on earth was completed, early in her years here on earth. The perfect plan for her life was accomplished. Whitney owed no one here on earth NOT ONE THING! She surely made it in, her heart signed the welcome home print on the dotted line in Heaven. To the family please get very close to God, closer than you've ever been before. You will see ur beautiful angel standing right in front of you all. She's in the spirit now standing with God. I love you all and may God bless all of you. Whitney is happy, she's already in. Her name now is Peace, the mystery has been revealed. GODS VERY WORDS IN THIS VERY HOUR.

894 days ago
491.

daniellespence    

this comment is for Whitney Houston,s family i am really sorry to here about Whitney Houston she was a good singer and she will be missed and i like all of her songs and she is in my heart from danielle spence

894 days ago
492.

Munk    

Dr. Sharon de Edwards states that Whtney Houston may have died from "dry drowning." She got water into her lungs while she was at the pool after drinking. It was not enough to kill her immediately, but it killed her later.

894 days ago
493.

Munk    

Dr. Sharon de Edwards states that Whtney Houston may have died from "dry drowning." She got water into her lungs while she was at the pool after drinking. It was not enough to kill her immediately, but it killed her later.

894 days ago
494.

Kerr    

Wonder who's next? Charlie Sheen? Demi Moore? Lindsay Lohan? Matthew Perry? Heather Locklear? etc, etc, etc...

894 days ago
495.

mercy    

why are they still holding truth about he

r desth?

893 days ago
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