Whitney Houston cause of death: Accidental drowning with cocaine use
's official cause of death has been announced.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has confirmed that the singer died from accidental drowning combined with the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.
Traces of marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril and Benadryl were also found in her system, but they did not contribute to her death.
Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey revealed that drug tests indicated Houston was a "chronic" cocaine user.
No trauma or foul play is suspected, with the full coroner's report due out in two weeks.
A source told TMZ
that it is "very possible" Houston suffered a heart attack, which may have led to her accidental drowning.
The 'One Moment In Time' singer passed away at the age of 48
while staying at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on February 11.
Houston allegedly failed a health check on her heart, lungs and liver
two weeks before her death.
The singer suffered a high-profile battle with cocaine addiction in her later years, and checked into rehab on a number of occasions
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