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Whitney's Death Certificate

No Official Cause of Death

... Yet

2/15/2012 12:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston
's official death certificate has been filed in L.A. County -- and according to the document, obtained by TMZ, the cause of death is still undetermined.

The manner of death is listed as "pending investigation" -- and the immediate cause of death is "deferred."

Whitney's occupation is listed on the document as an "entertainer" who worked in the industry for 33 years -- beginning when she was just 15.

According to the document, Whitney will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ -- the same cemetery where her father is buried.

As we previously reported, the L.A. County Coroner's office is awaiting toxicology results in order to determine an official cause of death -- a process that typically takes 4-6 weeks. The autopsy was completed Sunday.

TMZ broke the story ... Whitney drank heavily the night before her death -- and investigators found multiple prescription drugs inside her hotel room, including Xanax and Amoxicillin.

As we first reported, Whitney's family was told by the L.A. County Coroner's office ... Whitney likely died from a deadly combination of alcohol and prescription drugs -- NOT drowning.

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1.

Kelsey    

Why do you guys always use the worst pictures? Kind of disrespectful, don't you think?

988 days ago
2.

GOD    

Cause of death: Being an addict.

988 days ago
3.

myopinion    

well we all know that it will be determined in 4- 6 weeks...

RIP Whitney

LOVE,PEACE,KINDNESS and RESPECT makes a better world for US ALL!!!

988 days ago
4.

who cares    

Yet another stupid article that contains information that anyone with common sense knows. TMZ you and your crew have brains about the size of peas because your reporting nothing but common sense. Something that i have a lot more of them you obviously do.

988 days ago
5.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Whoever wrote this needs to be fired.
What a dumb story. You're basically making a post to tell us you still don't know why she died. Wow.. thanks for letting us know TMZ!

988 days ago
6.

awards    

Three causes really: Diva, Drugs and Addiction. She died of a ****tail, self administered. RIP!

988 days ago
7.

Sonya in Tx    

Cause of death: Hopeless-crack-head-itis....

988 days ago
8.

char    

That's already been reported that they were leaving the cause of death as undetermined until the tox reports. I think though the report will come back sooner than 6 to 8 weeks. Reported on news they were checking out Whitneys medical history with the doctor who prescribed her meds. The meds in her room were prescribed by only 1 doctor. So at least what was in her room she wasn't doctor shopping, unless someone gave her an illegal one. I'm sure they will compare what was found in her room to her tox report. Dr Drew and others have came out against Prescribed meds such as these. But I beg to differ if they are taken as stated on the bottle, not mixed with alcohol and other pills that aren't prescribed they help alot of people. It's the people that abuse these meds that kill people. It's like guns don't kill people, people kill people, cars don't kill people it's the people driving them. Celebs have the money to buy doctors and all the drugs and alcohol they want. People that get hooked on these meds aren't taking them as prescribed or mixing them with other things they're not suppose to. To say these meds shouldn'd be prescribed when they help alot of people is ridiculous.

988 days ago
9.

Bethy    

Haha... I understand most of the redactions for privacy reasons, but really... why redact the address of the Beverly Hilton Hotel? I mean, really... it's not like the corner of Santa Monica and Wilshire is some super secret location.

988 days ago
10.

Akasha66    

so sad,she had Everything ....
everyone stay out of drugs

988 days ago
11.

brad    

"Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said "WE ARE ALL JUST PRISONERS HERE, OF OUR OWN DEVICE"
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
BUT THEY JUST CAN'T KILL THE BEAST

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man,
"We are programmed to receive.
YOU CAN CHECK-OUT ANY TIME YOU LIKE,
BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE!"

I guess this death cerfificate makes it official. Add Whitney to the list of all these musicians and Hollywood stars who died young because of drugs and alcohol and the mental illness that goes with it.

I think this video of "The Eagles" hit called "Hotel California" is a tribute to Heath Ledger (the "Batman" movie star) after he died of a prescription drugs overdose a few years ago. The video shows a hotel in Hollywood that's been very popular for show business people for perhaps 80 years ... "The Chateau Marmont". You should watch this video all the way through. It should make you afraid to even THINK of taking hard drugs like crack cocaine, crystal meth, and heroin, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCQl3S4FFsU

One of the biggest comedians of all time, John Belushi, died of a drug overdose of heroin and cocaine on one of the rooms at Chateau Marmont. That's where drug addict and alcoholic celebrities tend to die young ... in hotels ... often in California ... just like Whitney did at the "Beverly Hills Hilton".

988 days ago
12.

T.Anderson    

Did anyone catch the typo??? It said she lived 48 years in Fulton County. She was born and raised in New Jersey and died at age 48. Someone didn't proof very well...RIP Whitney and prayers to her family.

988 days ago
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Bev     

Harvey, please send this article to Barbara Walters. She said it matter of factly that Whitney drowned. Stepped all over Whoopie to get this out too!

988 days ago
14.

harv    

Ok TMZ where's the death photo- i know its on your desk some where.

988 days ago
15.

Jtravel    

One empty beer can and a empty Champagne glass in her room does not support The idea she was drinking excessively.
A legal Pescription Bottle in the room for Xanax proves nothing. She had a anxity disorder and was being treated with Xanax by her doctor. Amoxicillen means she was being treated for some kind of infection as well.
It's always possible somebody removed other Illegal drugs befor the police arrived.
It's also possible she took a lot of Xanax and washed it down with the beer and Champagne but no facts to support that have been released. I don't think she committed sucide because she ate a hamburger and fries and then took a sandwitch into the bathroom to eat after her bath.
With Sucide you would expect the person to down the pills on a empty stomach and not plan for a snack after your bath.
She had been partying Hard the night befor and from reports had been doing the same for several days. That kind of lifestyle puts alot of stress on a person body and Heart and she may have experienced a Heart attack when relaxing in the Tub.
The Tox report will clear up these unkownswhen released.

988 days ago
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