The LA Coroner has ruled Whitney Houston‘s death as an accidental drowning.
Houston was found dead in the bathroom of the hotel room on February 11th. A number of prescription medication bottles were found in the room, leading to speculation that the singer had died of a prescription drug overdose.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s report (Case Number 2012-01022) listed heart disease as a contributing factor and also noted that the singer had cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril and Benadryl in her system as well.
Cocaine is a stimulant, Xanax is an anti-anxiety drug and Flexeril is a muscle relaxant. Benadryl (generic name: diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine but is also the active ingredient in most over-the-counter sleeping pills because one of the drug’s main side effects is that it causes drowsiness.
Did Whitney just fall asleep in her bathtub?