Whitney Houston's Body Released to Funeral Home

Celebrity News Feb. 13, 2012 AT 1:52PM
Whitney Houston's Body Released to Funeral Home Credit: Lisa O'Connor/ZUMA Press

The body of Whitney Houston was transported from the L.A. Country Morgue on Monday, TMZ confirmed.

The late "I Will Always Love You" singer, 48 when she died in Beverly Hills Saturday, is now en route to a private funeral home; it's expected that her body will be flown back east for a rumored funeral in Newark, NJ, where she was born in 1963.

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Although an autopsy on the late star has been completed, toxicology results are pending, and her cause of death remains unknown.

Still, TMZ also reported that coroners informed Houston's family that she died from a lethal mix of alcohol and prescription drugs -- not accidental drowning, as previously suspected.

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She was discovered by a bodyguard partially submerged in her bathtub Saturday afternoon; paramedics pronounced her dead at 3:55 p.m. The Grammy winner is survived by daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, and mother http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/13/whitney-houston-body-van-coroner-morgue/

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