A preliminary toxicology report indicates Whitney Houston died due to a mix of prescription drugs, Valium and Xanax, and alcohol.
Final toxicology results will pinpoint the exact cause of death but the coroner confirms that the sedatives and alcohol combined is most likely the cause of death, not drowning.
The combination of Valium, Xanax and alcohol is said to have most likely caused Whitney Houston’s heart to stop beating due to the substances in her system inhibiting her breathing.
Thus, Whitney Houston’s death was not from drowning, although she was discovered submerged in a bathtub.
A preliminary toxicology report indicates Whitney Houston died due to a mix of prescription drugs, Valium and Xanax, and alcohol
Whitney Houston was found submerged in the bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, just hours before she was to perform for Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.
The final report will definitively determine exactly what amounts of substances and which drugs killed her.
Whitney Houston, 48, was found in the bathtub of her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the 54th Grammy Awards, February 11, 2012. She was pronounced dead at about 4:00 p.m. that afternoon.
Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was reportedly taken to hospital today just hours after her mother was found dead in a hotel bathroom.
Bobbi Kristina, 18, was rushed out of the Beverly Hilton hotel on a stretcher at around 10:30 a.m. this morning. She was reportedly suffering from anxiety after learning of the devastating news.
It comes as the first picture emerged today of Whitney Houston’s on-off boyfriend Ray-J leaving the hotel with his head in his hands, completely distraught.
Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was reportedly taken to hospital today just hours after her mother was found dead in a hotel bathroom
Whitney Houston drowned alone in a bathtub having accidentally overdosed on a cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol after two back-to-back evenings of out-of-control binges, it has been claimed.
The singer was found dead under the water by her bodyguard in a luxury hotel suite said to have been littered with bottles of prescription pills. She was 48.
Ray-J mentioned “missed calls” from Whitney Houston, according to the International Business Times, adding: “We all gotta live with that.”
Paramedics battled to revive the singer but she was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. yesterday afternoon, hours before she had been due to perform at a pre-Grammys party at the Beverly Hills Hilton in LA.
At first it was thought that Ray-J had found Whitney Houston’s body but a statement was later released by his spokesman saying “he was nowhere near the scene but no less distraught”.
According to reports on gather.com moments before the news broke, Ray-J was seen trying to console Bobbi Kristina, who was screaming, in the lobby of the hotel.
The singer/reality TV star and Whitney Houston dated between 2007 and 2009 but it was believed they had recently picked up their romance after being spotted at an LA restaurant.
Ray-J, 17 years younger than Whitney Houston, is the youngest brother of the singer Brandy and made a sex tape with Kim Kardashian in 2003 which was reportedly “leaked” on to the Internet.
Bottles of Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax and a sleeping medication were found in the hotel room, it has been claimed. The drugs were believed to have acted as sedatives, causing her to fall asleep in the bathtub once they had been mixed with alcohol from the previous evenings.
An autopsy is to be carried out today, according to TMZ, but the results will be delayed as toxicology tests must also be run.
Her frantic daughter Bobbi Kristina is understood to have got into a “furious screaming argument” with authorities who refused to let her into the hotel room to see the body of her dead mother. Friends of Whitney Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick, who also went to the hotel to try to see the body, have said that she is “inconsolable”.
Police also turned away Ray-J from Whitney Houston’s suite on the fourth floor after he raced from his home following news of her death, reported TMZ.
Whitney Houston’s body remained at the hotel today where her family, including her daughter were paying their last respects, according to RadarOnline. Last night around 800 guests attended a pre-Grammys dinner at the hotel where Whitney Houston died.
Outside, fans gathered to mourn the star, leaving floral tributes and lighting candles.
The exact cause of death was not yet known. But on the Thursday evening before her death, Whitney Houston went on a wild binge in which she is said to have clashed with security guards. The next evening she “partied heavily, drank and chatted loudly” with friends at the hotel bar, claims TMZ.
According to Forbes, the night before Whitney Houston’s death, a hotel guest on the third floor beneath where the singer’s suite of rooms were located, had complained that water was pouring into his bathroom around 2:30 a.m.
Police have begun searching the hotel room for any signs of illegal drugs. The circumstances of the death are not thought to be suspicious but the authorities are investigating.
No illegal drugs have been found in the Beverly Hilton hotel room where Whitney Houston died Saturday afternoon, at least not yet, but prescription drugs were present.
According to TMZ website, it’s possible the singer drowned in the bathtub.
Sources told TMZ that when EMTs arrived Whitney Houston’s body was already removed from the bathtub so it will take an autopsy to determine if she OD’d, drowned or died from some other cause.
According to TMZ website, it's possible Whitney Houston drowned in the bathtub in the Beverly Hilton hotel room
Informed sources told the celebrities website that Beverly Hills cops, who were still searching the room at this time, found various pill bottles. There was no evidence that Whitney Houston was drinking alcohol in the room.
Whitney Houston’s body was just removed from the room on a gurney. It will go to the morgue for an autopsy to determine cause of death.
Actress Heather Locklear was rushed to hospital yesterday in the afternoon after taking a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol, according to reports.
Heather Locklear’s sister called 911 earlier today to report the “medical emergency”, TMZ reported.
According to TMZ law enforcement sources confirmed that Heather Locklear, 50, was examined by paramedics when they arrived and decided she needed to be hospitalized.
The Dynasty star is currently being treated and is recovering in the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Centre in California.
According to a hospital spokesperson who told TMZ, Heather Locklear was “awake and responsive” upon her arrival.
Heather Locklear’s parents, who are also by her side in the medical facility, have released a statement through the hospital.
“She is in no danger and she’s going to be just fine,” Bill and Diane Locklear said.
On Tuesday night Heather Locklear attended a Lakers basketball game at the Staples Centre, where she was seen laughing and joking with friends and appeared to be in good spirits
Heather Locklear is expected to be released tomorrow.
This is not the first time the former Melrose Place star has been rushed to hospital and in 2008 a 911 call was made by her doctor who said she had tried to “commit suicide”, however it was later denied that this was the case.
In June 2008, Heather Locklear checked into a medical facility to see treatment for anxiety and depression.
Three months later she was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs and she had to be helped from her police car.
Alcohol was ruled out after tests but Heather Locklear was charged with driving under the influence of prescription medication and released on $4,500 bail.
On Tuesday night Heather Locklear attended a Lakers basketball game at the Staples Centre, where she was seen laughing and joking with friends and appeared to be in good spirits.