Date: 5th April 2012
Whitney Houston was found face-down in a bathtub with cocaine in her system and drug paraphernalia on the bathroom counter nearby, investigators revealed in the singer's final post-mortem report.
The report delivered a grim accounting of Houston's final hours nearly three months ago.
The singer complained of a sore throat before an assistant suggested she take a bath before the start of a pre-Grammy Awards gala.By the time the assistant returned, Houston had drowned and was lying face down in the tub.
Investigators who scoured the room later found in the bathroom a "spoon with a white crystal like substance in it", and a white powdery substance in a drawer and on a mirror, according the report.
The report does not specifically identify the substances as cocaine, although toxicology tests discovered the drug in Houston's heart and extremities.
The report provides a sad footnote to Houston's life, revealing the toll the singer's drug use took on her body.
Source: Press Release