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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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526.

Poca    

What an idiot.

907 days ago
527.

sylvia paez    

i am so devastated of her death.... but it can happen to anybody....my heart goes to her...her music will always be in my heat...sylvia paez

906 days ago
528.

sylvia paez    

I'M SO DEVASTATED BY HER DEATH ....BUT IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE... HER MUSIC WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART...SYLVIA PAEZ

906 days ago
529.

kt    

i understand that mrs.huston died let the lady rest let god do his work even doe she was doing drugs when it time for u to go nomatter how it come u cnt run u cnt hide

906 days ago
530.

ALAN    

sherryshriner.com has a differnet opinion on the death of whitney houston reality is swores that ficiton

905 days ago
531.

wyattrash    

why would anyone think she went to heaven?? she was a drug addicted crack head .. how does that = going to heaven ?? she wasted her precious life on drugs and lived a ****ty life she didnt value her own life ...that doesnt get you into heaven

901 days ago
532.

judy    

whitney houston died because it was her time yall just say stuff just to be sayin it. it should be mostly on bobbi kristina noy whitney's dealth

893 days ago
533.

Nathan    

See article on coverup by Coroner of the cause of death of Whitney - shedid not die of drowning, no way. They don't want you to know the seriousness of the legal drug epidemic and its worldwide harm see"

http://www.healingtalks.com/health/drowning-truth-for-big-pharma-coroners-coverup-of-whitney-houstons-cause-of-death/

884 days ago
534.

Ray.    

Lot of sad commenting. I could care less that it was drugs that killed her. She sang beautifully, and it is sad that she had to leave so soon. But I look forward to seeing her in person in heaven, where I am left wondering if her singing could possibly improve. R.I.P Whitney, I miss you.

861 days ago
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alliyah chairs    

i lov her it was all her husand about the drug

817 days ago
536.

kayla    

awww that is really sad that she died i feel bad for if u do not know what happened i will tell u she died from taking to much drug medicine and she did not know that that it was mixed w/ alcohol and when she took it right that minute BOOM!! she took and she drowned so i wish she would come back alive that is so sad!!

789 days ago
537.

taniya    

i love u Whitney Houston i will remember u for ever

779 days ago
538.

Lisbeth    

Sad. Another child looses their parent b/c the parent loved the drugs more than the child. Yeah..I know a lot of people are gonna be mad over this remark, but I have seen it over and over again.

751 days ago
539.

Stefanie    

Well, you don't need an autospy to know that. Anyway, dead is dead really. mobility: location voiture

735 days ago
540.

TJ     

Prescription drugs kill 100,000 every yr and illegal drugs about 10,000 a yr. Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, You can take them correctly and still die, they are drugs and have the false security because your Dr prescribed them. New drugs come out every week that Drs only what the drug rep tells them. The Pharmaceutical company is a billion dollar industry controlling our medical world and killing people. Come on, don't you know there are cures for cancer, MS, etc but they can't be patented and make big money so they stay hidden and ostracized. Whitney thought she could safely ease her pain with prescription drugs and die because of it.

630 days ago
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