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Coronor: Heart Disease and Cocaine Played a Part in Whitney Houston’s Death (Update)

Whitney Houston died from an accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub, but the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use” were contributing factors in her death, according to reports.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s report stated that Houston, 48, was “found submerged in bathtub filled with water” and “no trauma or foul play is suspected.”

The toxicology tests found other drugs in her body including marijuana, Xanax,  Flexeril and Benadryl, the report said. But according to the report, these drugs “did not contribute to the death.”

As previously reported, no illegal drugs were found in Whitney’s fourth floor room at the Beverly Hilton, where the singer was found, but investigators did find the prescription drug Xanax.

The final coroner report will be made public within two weeks.

Whitney Houston died February 11 in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was in town for Clive Davis’ annual Grammy party.

Update: Whitney’s family has released the following statement:

We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure.

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