Whitney Houston’s autopsy has been released, revealing sad details about the day the singer died.
The 48-year-old diva was discovered face down in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton by her assistant, who had left to run an errand at a high end department store. Houston’s assistant and bodyguard pulled her from the water.
A “spoon with a white crystal like substance in it” was discovered in the room, as were “a plethora of prescription medication bottles” belonging to Houston and “multiple blister packs.” A “white powdery substance” was discovered on a portable mirror found in a drawer.
Houston died in February of “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” according to a toxicology report. Cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs was present in Houston’s system at the time of her death.
She was mourned by family members, as well as her mentor Clive Davis, Tyler Perry, Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder and other celebrities, during a televised funeral ceremony later that month.
Earlier this week, a first look at Houston’s performance in the film “Sparkle” was released, providing yet another sad reminder of a great talent lost too soon.
Read the entire 42 page autopsy report, via The Smoking Gun.