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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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wonder why you cowards weren't saying these things when whitney was alive. I know you or none of your family members or loved ones are addicted or died from drugs. Too bady, you don't know for a fact what happened. Sure hope it was drugs though because there will be a whole lot of haters who will be disappointed if she died from natural causes.

949 days ago


i think Whitney houston died because she was doped up with drugs and achohol went in the tub gettinng ready for a party and she was being stupid byb doing crack coacane and prescrition drugs was jrunk and drowned.

947 days ago


yeah, amoxicillin is an antibiotic. definitely can't die from that.

944 days ago


Does anyone think they don't know what she died from by now ? Perhaps a leaked report may turn out to be close. Death by overdose on prescription dugs.....I suspect the offical report will be stretched out as long as possible until interest fades......We go to great lengths in our time to protect entertainers, and celeberties, especially when a very famous individual has a history of drug use....Here in PC land it isn't kind to just print the truth willy nilly...You have to wait a while...

937 days ago


I would think that she died from a HEART ATTACK. If you take ANY perscription, and mix it will alcohol, that is very HARD on the heart. One can get the sweats, and dizzy. She was extremely busy the last days before she died, so that was some humungous STRESS, drinking the champagne, and being tired, and getting into a hot tub, I would guess that the HEART was TIRED, and just gave out. Just a THEORY.

920 days ago

Black Diamond Inc.    

I wish ppl would get off whitney and stop worrying about wat her cause of death was. So wat she did her thing she a grown woman and she don't need ppl downing her for wat she did behind close doors. i loved whitty for who she was not wat she did on the side she was a good woman and a great mother. everyone in this world has a addiction no matter wat it is they have one and it to can send u to ur grave to soon.So Stop wit the stereotyping worry about wat's going on in ur life and not others.........

906 days ago
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