Whitney Houston's Final Autopsy Report Released
Though Whitney Houston's February 11 death was ruled an accidental drowning, the full autopsy report, released Wednesday, shed new light on the circumstances surrounding the singer's February 11 passing.
According to the 42-page document obtained by TMZ and Celebuzz, detectives found a "small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper" in her Beverly Hilton hotel room.
The report also revealed: "Located in the top drawer, in the north side of the counter, were remnants of a white powdery substance, and a portable mirror on a base." Officials discovered more white powder on the base of the mirror.
During their investigation, officers also uncovered "a plethora of prescription medication bottles, prescribed to the decedent, multiple blister packs and a loose tablet."
The report continues: "[Whitney] possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol." Her body was discovered face down in the bathtub with a "bloody purge coming from her nose."
The final autopsy report ruled out foul play and trauma, though heart disease and "chronic" cocaine use were contributing factors to Houston's death. The Grammy Award winner also had marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril, Benadryl and other medications in her system.
"She had heart disease and had used cocaine and wound up drowning," an insider at the L.A. County Coroner's office told Us Weekly in March. "She was taking a bath and had heart attack where no one was there to come to her aid. It is not uncommon for anyone with arterial heart disease to have a history of using cocaine."
During a February interview on Oprah's Next Chapter, Bobbi Kristina said she still feels her mother's presence vividly. "Lights turn on and off and I'm like, 'Mom, what are you doing?'" the 19-year-old said. "I can still laugh with her and still talk to her."