Whitney Houston’s autopsy report came in yesterday – and according to the coroner’s report, the singer used the drug cocaine immediately prior to her death.
Chief Coroner Craig Harvey held a news conference yesterday explaining Whitney Houston’s toxicology results that revealed she was a “chronic” cocaine user and the drug was in her system when she died.
Harvey described the cocaine level in Whitney’s system as “acute” indicating Whitney used the drug not long before she accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel in February.
According to Harvey, the autopsy revealed a 60% narrowing of Whitney’s arteries — a direct result of the chronic cocaine use. Harvey claims the artery constriction led to a cardiac arrest, right before her death.
In addition to cocaine, Houston also had marijuana, Benadryl, Flexeril, and Xanax in her system, which according to Harvey were all at or below therapeutic levels — and did not significantly contribute to her death.
Sadly, Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy was in shock when she heard the news – believing that the relapse was triggered by anxiety over Whitney’s comeback plans.
Sources close to Cissy say she believed her daughter was completely sober while shooting the movie “Sparkle,” but says as Whitney got closer to the Grammys — where she would make her comeback move — she relapsed on the drug.
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