Whitney’s Family Told That It Was Drugs and Alcohol That Killed Her, Not Drowning
As usual, the regular network and cable news have to rush to keep up with TMZ. Much of this news was released in the wee wee hours of this morning. Although the L.A. County coroner is sitting tight on the outcome of the autopsy and toxicology tests performed on Whitney Houston, representatives from that office are said to have told Houston‘s family that she died from the effects of both alcohol and drugs (Valium and Xanax is alleged) in her body. Although water was found in Houston’s lungs, they are adamant that she did not drown.
Rather, what happened is that the singer died, and then the body slid into the water, where she was found—not by a bodyguard, say sources with the Houston family—but by Mary Jones, an aunt, who was there helping to dress and conduct Whitney to interviews or engagements. This is counter to earlier reports that a bodyguard found her in the bathroom after she did not respond repeated knocks and calls at the door by her dresser and make-up artist and other hangers-on. Ms. Jones pulled her niece out of the water and immediately administered CPR while others were prevailed upon to call for emergency services.
Below, Wendy Williams responds tearfully to the death of her “friend.”
TMZ is suggesting that although pill bottles were indeed found at the scene of Whitney’s death, there were few pills actually found. Some were “old” prescriptions, some were dated 2011, and just a few were dated this year. A couple of prescription bottles, unfortunately, seem to have been filled at the notorious Mickey Fine pharmacy that was connected with Michael Jackson’s demise. As much as I would like to believe that angle to the story, there is no independent source to corroborate it for sure. At least, not yet. TMZ’s police sources also suggest that Whitney may have suffered a heart attack from all the drugs in her system.
Whitney was indeed spotted and photographed in the vicinity of medical offices seeing doctors for some unknown reason. “Doctors”? SMH.
The body of Whitney Houston has been released to her family. There are reports that Whitney will be buried from her family’s church this weekend in New Jersey.
- Update: L.A. Coroner Says Whitney Houston’s Cause Of Death Rx Drug Xanax Mixed With Alcohol, Not Drowning (bossip.com)
- Whitney Houston Family Told She Died from Rx NOT Drowning (lukewilliamsgossip.wordpress.com)
- Whitney Houston Cause of Death: Prescription Drugs and Alcohol, Family Told (thehollywoodgossip.com)