More details have emerged about the tragic death of Whitney Houston. According to the full autopsy report released today, Houston’s assistant found her face down in the bathtub at the Beverly Hilton on February 11. In the subsequent search, police discovered several pieces of drug paraphernalia.
As Houston was getting ready for a pre-Grammy party, she complained that she had a sore throat and announced that she was taking a bath. Her assistant left to run an errand at Neiman Marcus, and when she returned at about 3:35 p.m., she found Houston in about 13-inches of water. Houston was pulled from the bathtub and paramedics tried to revive her, but she was unresponsive.
During their investigation of the hotel room, authorities found many prescription bottles along with some loose pills. In the bathroom there was an ashtray with “a small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper.” The report continues, “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.” White powder was also found on the base.
As stated earlier, Houston’s official cause of death was accidental drowning, with cocaine and heart disease acting as contributing factors. Authorities found no signs of foul play.