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L.A. Coroner's Whitney Report

Drug Spoon & Coke Found,

Possible Overdose

4/5/2012 2:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A "spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it" and a "white powdery substance" -- which we know was later tested and determined to be cocaine -- was found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died ... this according to the singer's final autopsy report.

The report, which gives a detailed description of Whitney's room when officials arrived, says "Located on the south portion of the counter was a small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper, along with other miscellaneous items."

"Located in the top drawer, in the north side of the counter were remnants of a white powdery substance, and a portable mirror on a base." Officials found more white powder on the base of the mirror.

The report also states, "[Whitney] possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol."

According to the report, Whitney's body was discovered FACE DOWN in the bath tub ... with a "bloody purge coming from her nose." Officials say there were no signs of foul play.

The report notes Whitney had a history of substance abuse ... which was evident by a "perforation of posterior nasal septum."

The singer's official cause of death is listed as accidental drowning -- but heart disease and "chronic" cocaine use were contributing factors.

The report notes ... when officials discovered the body, Whitney was wearing a brown wig "tightly attached to the hair."

As TMZ previously reported, Whitney had cocaine in her system at the time of her death -- which tests showed she used immediately prior to her death.

Officials say Houston also had traces of marijuana in her system ... as well as Xanax (anxiety medication), Flexeril (muscle relaxer) and Benadryl (allergy medication).

As we previously reported, Whitney was found dead in a bathtub on Feb.11 at the Beverly Hilton hotel.



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How the heck was she found face down? That makes no sense at all....

895 days ago


Whitney could have been found face down because she was realized what was happening and was trying to get out of the tub. She couldn't have pulled herself up but may have tried to turn over to get on her knees - then just collapsed into the water before she could.

895 days ago


ALSO just thought of something...if there was blood coming from her nose when she was found in the bathtub WHY was there no blood in the picture of the bathtub that was supposedly taken right after they they pulled her out that TMZ posted...

895 days ago


Spoons are generally for heroin or opiates ('chasing the dragon'), raw cocaine (i.e. not acid neutralized like crack or freebase) doesn't burn well. Heroin can be anything from white crystalline powder to tar like. A flame is held under the spoon and the smoke from the spoon is sucked up with something like a tube. Not just injected. In fact many become addicted to that awful drug by kidding themselves it's safer to smoke it. The anti-drugs message should be self evident from her death.

895 days ago

The Neko Nation    


895 days ago


She looks bloated and hideous in the Sparkle clips and the voice is rubbish. I can't wait until the enablers and excuse-makers start pedaling the nonsense the she looks and sounds like some kind of angel. Where are the Bobby blamers?

895 days ago


No disrespect to her or her family here. She was a great signer. BUT.... She was an addict. People that are'nt addicts CAN'T UNDERSTAND. She MIGHT have bin clean for bits of her life, but with all we know about the hotel room and her death. She was'nt at the time of her death. "it s only this time, it s only to get through this night" ya know how this goes.

What i believe : I believe she was stressed over her comeback. THAT night, there was this big party and she just thought she needed something to put her through THIS. So she drank and snorted coke (all these other prescription drugs in her system). Then she went on, into the tub.
At some point she is in the tub and she feels her heart racing or something. She knows something ain't right. So she gets on her knees & then collapse head first back into the water. She is incontious and she breathes......death.

That would explain why she was face down.
HOWEVER.. does not explain why now one would hear a big splash in the tub. Do we know if there was loud music or tv on at the time of her death? Also, if there was alot of people chatting hard in the other room...could explain it.

895 days ago

The Neko Nation    

@milesmonroe, We can only hope so.

895 days ago

Smash Bravo    

What's sad is that this really isn't even that surprising given her behavior on the days leading to her death.

895 days ago


Whatever the cause of death..unfortunately she isn't the first celeb and sad to say she wont be the last to die this way..Such a waste of talent and a life.

895 days ago


Pitiful! Died like a homeless junkie. She had it all.

895 days ago


I'm having a hard time believing that those closest to her really believed she was OK, come on when I saw her on Oprah she wasn't wacked out of her mind but she was on little something...

895 days ago

Say It Isn't So    

Awww, shyte....she was cooking up her own recipe for disaster. UN.BE.LIEV.ABLE (well, actually, not)!!! Her saying she was "clean and sober"?!?!? Uh, right, Whitney "Six Feet Under" Houston. I bet these Whitney freak-fans will say "she's was an angel" -- MORE like a demonic Crackhead, folks. GO WATCH some episodes of "Being Bobby Brown" you'll see EXACTLY what she REALLY was like, a hypocrite and drug-infested addict, with ALL the $$ in the world to get help. Well, guess you don't need any help now. WHAT A WONDERFUL legacy you left behind for your little "Crackhead in Training" -- seems likes he's following DIRECTLY in your footsteps. That apple didn't fall even a centimeter from the crack tree, eh?

895 days ago


She dropped her sandwich in the tub, reached down to retrieve it, found a pube on it, had a heart attack and fell forward into the water.

Eating in the bathroom. Still can't believe it. How ghetto.

895 days ago


On the Oprah Interview, Pat said she saw Whitney right after they pulled her from the tub, and she said her face looked at peace. She did not talk about any red "purge" coming from her nose, that is so bogus

895 days ago
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