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Whitney's Death Certificate

No Official Cause of Death

... Yet

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

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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As said in other posts, there is nothing new here.....if you want to do some real reporting, why don't you ask the folks responsible for the death certificate how they could make such a blatant error on an important legal do***ent like this? She clearly did not reside in Fulton County GA for 48's been well publicized she grew up in New Jersey, and I know she lived in Mendham New Jersey for 15 years because I lived there at the same time, and you should know that because you have a posting on your own website showing the house she lived in there for those 15 years! Check some facts, will you??!!

950 days ago


I love how her address is blacked out on the certificate once you click on it but clearly visible on the smaller pic. Now you're gonna have weirdos hanging out in front of her house.

950 days ago


Ain't she the one who said crack is wack
drug addicts die is my quote

950 days ago

R.I.P Whitney Houston - thank you for the memories.
You were the GREATEST!

- The Perfect Memorial

950 days ago


The Media is always pushing for the cause of death, when they know, as well as their readers/viewers, it takes 6-8 weeks for the toxicology reports to be completed. Celebrity or not. There cannot be a "cause" if the stomach contents, AFTER the poison has been digested, then analyzed.
So, hold on to yer britches.

950 days ago


As someone else pointed out, if you redacted her address in the large picture, I hope you do likewise in the thumbprint before more people race to hang out there. Kind of a bad editing slip, guys!

950 days ago


And to think, New Jersey is flying their flags at half staff for a drunken drug addict who essentially committed suicide. Way to go New Jersey. Let's put our entertainers lives ahead of men and women who actually die in service.

950 days ago

D. Peeps    

This article,including most of your news reporting is unprofessional and down right SLOPPY journalism. You know nothing..with your inaccurate "information". Whitney is at peace and FREE from all of this nonsense that she had to endure from you media DEVILS!!!

950 days ago


Amoxicillin is used to treat bacteria. You can't overdose or die on it. If anything, she would have the worst yeast infection ever

950 days ago

Fool Me Not    

@TAnderson...thanks for pointing out the typo.
There is SO MUCH WRONG with this FAKE DOC! Gosh, you'd think whoever FAKE this would do some fact checking, FYI, Cissy was not born in New Jersey, nor is her middle name CISSY?! The Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, NJ is the Funeral Establishment, not House of Winston Mortuary in L.A.! Is Whitney's current legal last name even HOUSTON, who knows if she changed it at marriage and kept BROWN after the Divorce, like many divorced women with children do.
Gosh TMZ, look into giving notice of termination to whoever approved this FAKE DOC looking like this and the person who was TOO LAZY to get the facts right so it HALFWAY accurate!!

950 days ago


i love you whitney!

from west/germany

949 days ago


I'd like to focus on the positive and appreciate the fond memories of a talented and magnificent entertainer.
Prayers to her family and dear daughter.
It's good to know there are a greater amount of people that behave appropriately and capable of operating on a higher level of intelligence by offering kind comments showing compassion for Whitney and her family; especially during challenging times.
Thank you.

949 days ago


I wasw reading some of ur comments. Some of u ppeople have no care for others and the struggles they go through. Whitney may have done drugs but some one drove her to that. She was a well loved woman that blessed us with her voice and talent. Why so quick to call her a crack addict. I have some names for U! jack ass, **** tard, common trash that is what u are and I hope the man upstairs strikes u for ur neg comments and thoughts on her. RIP WH. U have and will be missed.

949 days ago

Ray Songtree    

like Michael Jackson, this was a murder. study at

949 days ago


is gud to say wht u no nd not wht u tink

948 days ago
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