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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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So every time she went out in public, she was wearing a wig, since I have never seen her with very short kinky hair.

Question: Did the cocaine contribute to her artery blockage?

910 days ago


So tell us TMZ; what was the condition of her bush? Were her bought breasts floating or sinking? Can you show us some pix? Damn, what's next!? She's DEAD, D-E-A-D, G-O-N-E, C-A-P-U-T, EIGHT FOOT UNDER. Drop it, enough. It's OLD news.

910 days ago


How was this report released to the public, this is so personal.

910 days ago

Seriously wtf    

After Amy Winehouse died, I remember reading that most people die from drug overdoses after they have dried out and relapsed. Something about them craving as much as before but their tolerance being much lower without them realizing it.

910 days ago

tom kolovos    

Behind the Music and Oprah’s Next Chapter: What Killed Whitney Houston?

910 days ago

who cares    

Right there it says scar on forearm, the only need for the spoon when doing coke is to inject it, so quite possible she was injecting it.

910 days ago


I shouldn't have read this, its so personal, and so sad. Burning hot water, all those drugs, medical problems at only 48, such a waste of so much talent.

I am so very glad I am not a celebrity and no one will have to read my autopsy report about my c section scar, fillings and crowned tooth, or birthmark on my body, or what medications I was on...or for Christsakes what kind of hair I had that day. Seriously awful. I shouldn't have read it, I am sorry Whitney! RIP

910 days ago

bring back recent posts    

...SUCKS...drugs/booze/cigarettes...just all suck...!!!!..what a shame she couldn't fight this could tell how she acted at that last party how wired she sure don't get like that from too many drinks...same as the could see how wired he was..and clearly from the drugs making his heart race...shakes my head!

910 days ago


she was just another crack addict who died.. who gives a crap if she use to be able to sing, she is and was just another junkie.. aint nothing special about that broad.... watch her daughter will be the same way, that is their type.....

910 days ago


The women is dead, please, what differance does it make?

910 days ago


Some people are too stupid to learn from their past mistakes.Apparently this woman was and she paid for it.

910 days ago


And this is news because??? With Rosie O it will be a fork.

910 days ago


So TMZ, tell us.. was her 'bush' face up or face down and was it clean or dirty? Were her tits floating or were they sinking?

910 days ago


who the hell cares she was a junkie she caused her own death that daughter of hers is next that apple didnt fall far from that tree/

910 days ago


Oye, una gilipollez: por qué no hablas conmigo? aunque sea con un personaje no? no te entretiene? EH?

910 days ago
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