Although earlier reports suggested Whitney Houston had passed away from drowning in her Beverly Hilton hotel bath tub, it’s now confirmed that the late singer passed from a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol.
The singer did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol says TMZ.
The Coroner’s officials informed the family there was not enough water in Whitney’s lungs to lead to the conclusion that she drowned. They were also told Whitney may well have died before her head became submerged.
Houston’s family has since released an official statement about her death. The statement reads,
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends. The Houston Family”