Whitney Houston and Atherosclerosis
The LA Coroner's office released a summary of Whitney Houston's autopsy report yesterday. You can read it here.
She did not die from a lethal combination of cocaine and xanax as many people assumed at the time. While there were traces of Xanax, Flexeril (a muscle relaxer) and Benadryl (an antihistamine) and marijuana in her system, they did not contribute to her death. Alcohol was not a factor.
She drowned following a cardiac event in the bathtub. The official cause of death was:
2. Effects of Atheroschlerotic Heart Disease and Cocaine Use
Translation: Her chronic use of cocaine over the years exacerbated the hardening of her arteries and heart disease. The hardening of the arteries caused her to have a cardiac event in the tub and she slipped underwater and drowned. [More...]
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