The untimely death of Whitney Houston has shocked the world, and resulted in speculation about the cause of her death. Houston died Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hilton. The singer was found submerged in the bathtub and efforts to resuscitate her were, unfortunately, unsuccessful, fuelling the idea that Houston died before she was found with her head under water.
It is now being reported that Houston most likely died from a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. The Los Angeles County Coroner completed an autopsy on Sunday, but are now waiting for the results of toxicology tests, which could take anywhere from six to eight weeks. The coroner has reportedly informed Houston’s family that there was not enough water in Houston’s lungs for her to have drowned in the bathtub. The coroner suggested that Houston may have died before her head became submerged in the bathtub.
Houston was getting ready for her appearance at Clive Davis’s annual pre-Grammy party, the same event where Davis introduced Houston to the record industry and the world almost 30 years ago. Houston famously struggled with addictions to drugs and alcohol, and entered rehab just last year. The singer was 48 years old at the time of her death.