Ordinarily, when a coroner fails to release an official cause of death following an autopsy done on a celebrity, people actively speculate on what could have happened. With Whitney Houston however, most observers were immediately confident she died from drowning. That’s what the facts seemed to indicate, and that’s what basically every media outlet was reporting. The real question was what the toxicology tests would say was in the singer’s system at the time of her tragic death.

Those results are finally in, and unfortunately, they paint the picture more of a woman out of control than a legend with her act together. Traces of cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril and Benadryl were all found in Whitney’s system, which indicates she was still medicating both legally and illegally immediately prior to her death. The coroner found that the cocaine played a role in the drowning as well as some heart problems.

Houston’s history of drug abuse was a well-documented fact at the time of her death. She admitted in several interviews that she’d partied hard for extended periods of time. The abuse caused strain to her vocal cords and strain to her relationships, but a few years prior to her death, Houston seemed to be getting her act together. She’d gone to rehab, and stories of her acting a fool no longer littered tabloid pages.

Given what seemed to be positive life strides, I’m a bit surprised that cocaine was found in her system. I really did buy into her getting better. What about you? Are you surprised she was still doing coke? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…

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