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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

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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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46.

Lena    

*heavy sigh* AGAIN not exactly news......

881 days ago
47.

janet    

Enough with still trying to sugarcoat and hype Houston as some sort of icon and blame everyone else for what she did to herself over many many years. Once upon a time she was very good but again, that was a long time ago. Many years ago.

Houston once upon a time

881 days ago
48.

susienewsie    

And Governor Christie had the State Flags flown at half mast to honor this woman?

881 days ago
49.

chappie    

Stupid coroner....wrong name? Who the hell is Witney Elisebeth Houston???

881 days ago
50.

susienewsie    

And Governor Christie had the State Flags flown at half mast to honor this woman?

881 days ago
51.

dierdre    

Wow how many times do you guys at tmz have to report that she died of an overdose?????? We all get it...... She was a junkie for years and years, duh>>>>>>>>>>> Is this such a suprise the way she died??????? Doing coke, anxiety pills, marijuana, alcohol, etc. etc. etc. etc. IS A DEATH SENTENCE.....SHE KILLED HERSELF ........NUF SAID....

881 days ago
52.

SusanCoyote    

Ray J has some splaining to do!

881 days ago
53.

maureen hastings    

really people get a life! Who cares what they found1 Try praying for her soul and the people she left behind, Know this, alcohol and drug addiction does not discriminate and Im sure someone in your family or at least in your life is afflicted so be careful with the judgements.

881 days ago
54.

chappie    

Seems your coroners have a problem with names on autopsy reports....Michael Joseph Jackson.....Whitney Elisebeth Houston...
Or is this a spot the differences TMZ?

881 days ago
55.

Lori L.     

Coke head, fake wig, dental implants AND breast implants.... could she have been more fake? Even ruined the only obvious thing she had going for her; Her VOICE! Man, what a waste!

881 days ago
56.

RealSicilian    

And this is news? Everyone knows what she died from. DRUGS KILL. She was an addict she died from an OVERDOSE, when a druig addict dies because of drug use it is not an accident. They did the drugs.

881 days ago
57.

mocha2009    

I can't believe I read this. It seems like such an invasion of privacy. However, what struck me was that she was in scalding hot water.

881 days ago
58.

david 183    

Her mother said that it was sugar on the spoon

881 days ago
59.

Lori L.     

Coke head, fake wig, dental implants AND breast implants.... could she have been more fake? Even ruined the only obvious thing she had going for her; Her VOICE! Man, what a waste!

881 days ago
60.

brad    

I bet if I took the Benadryl alone and then got into hot bathtub I could easily fall asleep. The ingredient diphenhydramine in Benadryl is also used for over the counter sleeping pills.

Sleeping pills and tranquilizers and muscle relaxers don't go well with water. I bet plenty of people have drowned in pools after taking "downers" like those. You might be sleeping comfortably on a blow up raft taking those drugs and then you slip off of it. Since you're so drugged with those "downers" even the water doesn't wake you up. So you die of drowning.

881 days ago
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