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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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91.

Ava    

Why would they fly her body back to Atlanta... her mother & the majority of her family live in new jersey...

794 days ago
92.

Harvey's Shirt    

I have no pity for people who pump prescription pills and alcohol , and then the Music industry cries over her death. Hippocrates at their finest.

794 days ago
93.

Jim    

Crack is Whack, crack IS whack.

794 days ago
94.

Bill Stanley    

If true, just another pop star idolized by millions that ruined her life by becoming a drug addict. www.newsandopinions.net

794 days ago
95.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Dead as her career.

794 days ago
96.

Jim    

How messed up can you bee to not be able to lift your head out of 6 inchs of water and drown in a bath tub. How embarrassing.

794 days ago
97.

Jim    

I know if i have to hear one more clip of "I Will Always Love You" I will have a come apart.

794 days ago
98.

todd    

Bobby Brown should do the right thing and put a bullet in his head for ruining a beautiful gift to the world

794 days ago
99.

MrsPink1    

So many hateful comments. I wonder how many of the people posting hateful comments were in church yesterday talking about how much the love the Lord and how they serve God. I wonder how your family would feel if people wrote these things about you when you die? would you want your mother, grandmother or children to read these things about you? I understand how cowards operate. Anybody can post hateful things on line. Cowards and Hippocrates, keep hiding behind your computer screens and cell phones. Say and post what you want. You are a coward. I'm so sorry Whitney was not the perfect saint of all things holy like you hateful critics. Rest in Peace Whitney, Jesus still died for you and others like you. He even died for hate filled critics. Hopefully they will change before their souls are called into judgement too.

794 days ago
100.

Jim    

My granny wasn't a crack addict that ODed and drowned in a hotel room bath tub.

794 days ago
101.

bluemoon    

Here's the deal. Nobody should say that she died from alcohol and pills until it is confirmed by the toxicology report. It should be said "allegedly". We can speculate all we want but the truth is in the tox report. Sorry.

794 days ago
102.

Berv    

This would never have happened if he just smoked a little weed

794 days ago
103.

Skippy    

This is extremely sad, but let's get some perspective here people. She WAS NOT an amazing woman. She was a woman who had an amazing gift who squandered it for drugs and alchohol. The only thing that is amazing is how hard she fell and wasted what God gave her.

794 days ago
104.

Bill Crawford    

"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"

The whole world was handed to her on a platter and she like so many others in the Hollywood crowd screwed it up and had no respect for her own life as she threw it away every chance she got.

You lay down with dogs and you get up with fleas, in this case death. Another one that lacked common sense which seems to be at a premium these days. While it is sad to see such a talent wasted it was of her own making.

794 days ago
105.

Boonfig    

She was an idiot.

794 days ago
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