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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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16.

Sue    


The cocaine rush put her heart into fibulation. That is called "cardic arrest".

Word to the older generation. NEVER do coke, the heart can not take it.
Even young people who use this drug, can develop heart disease, high blood
pressure, and liver failure. Its a death sentence

910 days ago
17.

66bluemarlin    

Wooowwww, no cocaine found at the scene. Interesting...I wonder if brother Gary and sis-in-law Pat cleaned the hotel room minutes before the cops arrived???? hhmmmmm.... I'm just wondering that's all.... It's sad that drug abuser's families cover for them even unto death.

910 days ago
18.

Who Knew    

This just in:

The sky is blue
Ice is cold
Water is wet

910 days ago
19.

Madness    

Cocaine is a terrible drug and will ruin your life. Whitney however was killed by prescription drugs like many celebrities of late. Flexeril and Xanax will knock you out, not cocaine. Impossible to have a national conversation about this when the pharmaceutical industry is so powerful.

910 days ago
20.

get real    

But wait--how to make this seem like Bobby Brown's fault?

910 days ago
21.

angel    

cut the games!! how could she die from drowning in that small tub of water?....seems more like she use cocaine for many years and it help contribute to HEART DISEASE......WHICH WITH THE USE OF XANAX,BENEDRYL AND FLEXIRIL MADE HER HEART STOP!! all three of those drugs make you very sleepy so i can imagine taking them together it will cause a bad reaction. so i would consider that a PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE NOT DROWNING DUE TO HEAVY COCAINE USE...ANYTHING TO MAKE THIS WOMAN LOOK BAD.her family been through enough tell te truth

910 days ago
22.

Phreaky    

What was that Cissy? She only used some coke to deal with her comeback? LOL - Move on - let her RIP. Everyone else on Earth knew she was a regular cocaine user. Except you. Sad but true.

910 days ago
23.

ohboy    

I WONDER HOW MUCH BOBBY KILLSTINA CHARGED HER MOM FOR COCAINE.

910 days ago
24.

Unbelievable    

Maybe she slipped on the olive oil she placed in the bathtub, hit her head then drowned. Didn’t the guests under her room heard two loud thumps. Maybe she struggled to get up and fell again. Science is great but it doesn’t always tell us the whole truth. May her soul RIP.

910 days ago
25.

RIP Whitney    

(@#5 and all you other insensitive people out there) I am sure your comments are motivated by something else; and how sad for you. Someone has died a tragic death and there you go insulting her and calling her names. You are not a human being but a douchebag with an evil soul!!! Go back to hell where you came from!!! R.I.P. Whitney

910 days ago
26.

Kathryn    

Well, I pegged Whitney "Six Feet Under" Houston back on Crack/Coke.....so, NO surprise to me. I mean, come on, DID YOU SEE THE PICS OF HER 2 and 3 days before she died? Holy Sh*t......HIGH as a kite!

Oh well, she didn't respect the body and life that was given to her, so it was SNUFF OUT in a millisecond, naked in a bath tub. WHAT a way to go. Good job, Crackhead! That will be what you are remembered by.

910 days ago
27.

Dennis Johnson    

Naw-REALLY!

910 days ago
28.

Dan Frederiksen    

I'm reminded of the American Dad bit about Whitney and cocaine : )
youtube. com/watch?v=Z4Gz91_dCzk

910 days ago
29.

Debbie    

Who cares she was a druggie plain and simple It runs in the family her stupid daughter will be the next one just wait


Debbie

910 days ago
30.

Diamond    

She was the sacrificial lamb,hmmmm I mean it was an accident...lol ;)

910 days ago
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