A preliminary toxicology report indicates Whitney Houston died due to a mix of prescription drugs, Valium and Xanax, and alcohol.
Final toxicology results will pinpoint the exact cause of death but the coroner confirms that the sedatives and alcohol combined is most likely the cause of death, not drowning.
The combination of Valium, Xanax and alcohol is said to have most likely caused Whitney Houston’s heart to stop beating due to the substances in her system inhibiting her breathing.
Thus, Whitney Houston’s death was not from drowning, although she was discovered submerged in a bathtub.
A preliminary toxicology report indicates Whitney Houston died due to a mix of prescription drugs, Valium and Xanax, and alcohol
Whitney Houston was found submerged in the bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, just hours before she was to perform for Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.
The final report will definitively determine exactly what amounts of substances and which drugs killed her.
Whitney Houston, 48, was found in the bathtub of her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the 54th Grammy Awards, February 11, 2012. She was pronounced dead at about 4:00 p.m. that afternoon.
The picture of the bathtub at Beverly Hilton hotel, where Whitney Houston was found dead on Saturday afternoon, has been released to media.
The image shows a bathtub still almost full of water with a towel sitting at the bottom.
Whitney Houston used olive oil to keep her skin soft and a silver gravy boat full of the solution can be seen floating next to the plug hole.
There is also a blue hairbrush on the side of the bath that Whitney Houston used and what appears to be two hair bands sunken in the actual bath.
Recent reports claim that the hotel room is already reoccupied and was back in rotation just three days after Whitney Houston was found underwater and unconscious.
According to TMZ, room 434 at the Beverly Hilton hotel has been requested by people who are desperate to use the room.
The now infamous room is fully booked for the “foreseeable future”.
Picture of the bathtub at Beverly Hilton hotel, where Whitney Houston was found dead on Saturday afternoon
Although Whitney Houston was declared dead last weekend, the Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party still went ahead in the same hotel.
Whitney Houston was due to perform at the bash and while many celebrities including Britney Spears were in attendance, Sharon Osbourne opted not to go out of respect for the fallen star.
Sharon Osbourne said: “I do not know how people could have gone to the party knowing that Whitney was still in that building dead. And just the sorrow, I just couldn’t.
“There was no way I could go drink and eat and be social. For me, it wasn’t right.”
According to RadarOnline.com her manager, Clive Davis angered family members when he announced that he would be going ahead with his party at the hotel.
RadarOnline claim that a source said: “The mood in the suite was just that of pure shock. Bobbi Kristina was absolutely inconsolable, she was rocking back and forth on the couch, crying hysterically.”
They added: “Clive was already dressed in his tux and most of Whitney’s family was already dressed for the party. There wasn’t any mention of the party proceeding or being canceled by Clive. He told Whitney’s family that they could stay in his suite as long as they needed to, and then after about 45 minutes with them, he left.”
Clive Davis’ spokesperson released a statement to RadarOnline denouncing the claims and said: “This story is categorically false. This supposed in-person meeting never took place and Mr. Davis never left the main floor of the hotel.”
Meanwhile, it was today announced that Whitney Houston funeral will take place on Saturday in New Jersey at her childhood church with the general public unable to attend the 300 invited guests.
The funeral will take place at 12:00 p.m. EST, in Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church.
Detroit based pastor and former recording artist Marvin Winans will deliver the eulogy at the funeral service and he described her death as the same as losing a sibling.
Marvin Winans told the Detroit Free Press that Houston was like a sister to him and he would deliver the eulogy at the request of the singer’s mother, Cissy Houston.