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L.A. County Coroner

Whitney Was Coked Up

At Time of Death

3/22/2012 4:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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An official for the L.A. County Coroner's Office just stated ... Whitney Houston used cocaine immediately prior to her death.

Coroner Chief Craig Harvey just held a news conference -- claiming the toxicology results suggested Whitney was a "chronic" cocaine user.

Harvey described the cocaine level in Whitney's system as "acute" -- indicating Whitney used the drug not long before she accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel last month. "Accidental drowning" is listed as Whitney's official cause of death.

According to Harvey, the autopsy revealed a 60% narrowing of Whitney's arteries -- a direct result of the chronic cocaine use. Harvey claims the artery constriction led to a cardiac event before her death.

As for the other drugs in her system -- marijuana, Benadryl, Flexeril, and Xanax -- which Harvey claims were all at or below therapeutic levels ... and did not significantly contribute to her death.

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YouDontSay    

Wow crack is wack

911 days ago
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somewhere in Texas    

Wow, drugs in her system, didn't see that one coming.

911 days ago
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Will E    

ya and Jon and Ken got suspended for calling her a crack ho. ????***** PLEASE!!!

911 days ago
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Idontknow    

Wait a sec...they said no alcohol in her system??? what about the beer and champagne they found at the scene? Someone was with her who drank the beer and took off....

911 days ago
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Unbelievable    

We may never know the whole Truth what really happened even with scientific tests. May her soul RIP.

911 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

I guess "Crack is NOT whack", huh Whitney?

911 days ago
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char    

Well it looks like her entourage cleaned up her room and the evidence of cocaine before calling for ambulance and police. They only found prescription bottles in the room when ambulance and police arrived. Think police if they havn't already look at the surveillance tapes from the Hilton and they I'm sure could figure out who her supplier was. Who knows could be part of her family and entourage that suplied her. Sad her mother is still making excuses for her. The coroner said she probably had just ingested some coke prior to drowning and autopsy showed prolonged use of cocaine. Do feel bad for her mother but not the family and entourage that traveled with Whitney and was paid to do so. You know they knew she was doing coke,drinking,pills,etc and they all lied and said she was fine. That is why she is dead today they all lied for her and covered up for her and probably supplied the coke to her. All they cared about was the money and the freebies they received for working for Whitney and traveling with her.

911 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

If she would have stopped the drug use and get her life back together she would still be alive today preventing that her daughter get engaged to her "brother".

911 days ago
9.

Jim    

And how many people in that hotel room KNEW she was doing drugs? And... If she did drugs right before taking her bath, where are the REST of the drugs? Hmmm, seems like SOMEONE just may have stuck 'em in their pocket before the paramedics arrived. If that's the case, they contributed to her death as much as the drugs did. What a damn shame.

911 days ago
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janet    

Who cares. Wow, what a surprise. Everyone knew it was going to be accidential something. Works better with the life insurance policy.


Houston never relapsed because she was never off coke. No way was she ever going to make a comeback. She knew it. Wonder if Clive Davis is ever going to get his money back. He spent years paying her bills.


Houston was no saint by any stretch. Bobby Brown cleaned up and moved on over 6 years ago and doing well. She simply did not. Enough of Houston already.

911 days ago
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Kelly    

Where was Oprah then?

911 days ago
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Lena    

Live by the snort, die by the snort

911 days ago
13.

Sue    

Now its time to take a very very close look at her daughter.

They were inseperate. They probably did drugs together.

Time for family memebers to take her in their arms and lead her down the right
path. Not the one her mother and father taught her.

911 days ago
14.

Tanya    

I guess John & Ken were sooo right Whitney was a CRACK HO....I GOTCHA WHITNEY!!!

911 days ago
15.

david    

is anybody surprised?

911 days ago
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