Whitney Houston Death Ruled a Drowning, But Cocaine May Have Been a Factor

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March 23 2012 1:48 PM

Whitney Houston Death Ruled a Drowning, But Cocaine May Have Been a Factor

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office has released an initial autopsy report for Whitney Houston's death, saying the singer drowned after collapsing in the bathtub following a possible heart attack.

Toxicology tests revealed Houston had cocaine in her system and that she had used the drug "in the time period just immediately prior to her collapse."

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Many have wondered if those around her and in her entourage played a part in Houston’s drug problem. Bobby Brown's sister, Leolah Brown, suggested singer and record producer Ray J was to blame for Houston's death, because he was enabling her cocaine use. But Ray J has denied her claims, saying he had no idea Houston was even doing drugs at the time of her death.

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