Whitney Houston: Coroner reveals cause of death

Friday March 23, 2012

A US coroner has revealed why Whitney Houston died.

The singer drowned, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributory factors too.

The announcement by LA officials ends weeks of speculation about why the star died on February 11.

The 48-year-old was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the Grammys.

Patricia Houston, the singer's sister-in-law and manager, said: "We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure."

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