Whitney Elizabeth Houston’s death, the American singer and actress, also popularly known as “The Voice,” was a big shock to the entire world and the music industry, more so as it happened one night before the Grammy Awards.
She died in the Beverly Hilton Hotel due to accidental drowning, and another reason was cocaine and prescription medication consumption, which was shown in the toxicology report. Let us understand more about her suspicious death in the article below.
1. How did Whitney Houston Die?
There are surprising facts that were found in the county coroner’s office report about how Houston died. And the more shocking element is that the initial and final reports were not exactly the same.
According to the toxicology report, it was not just cocaine use because it was not present at a level that the star could have overdosed and died, but saying that it was also claimed from the report that she was a repeated cocaine user.
It was like anti-anxiety medication Xanax, heart disease, and cocaine were a perpetual happening in her life, nothing that could shoot up in a moment and lead to the singer’s death in the hotel room.
The toxicology report, which entails the substances in a person’s body, found that cocaine was related to her death, not causal, but related. They also found other substances like marijuana, Xanax, Benadryl, and Flexeril in her body, but these didn’t cause her death.
The chief coroner, Craig Harvey, said that there was water in her lungs, showing that she was alive when she went underwater. Another person from the coroner’s office, Ed Winter, suggested two possible scenarios for how she died.
One possibility is that she passed out because of the cocaine and then drowned, and the other one was that she had a heart attack and then drowned. Most probably, something like this or similar happened.
2. Whitney Houston’s Last Moments
On February 11, the day she died, Houston made her final public performance singing “Jesus Loves Me” with Kelly Price at a pre-Grammys party in Hollywood.
Houston was discovered in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where she was found in her bathtub and wasn’t responsive.
Earlier in the day, at 3:15 p.m., Houston seemed okay when she spoke to her mother, Cissy Houston. But then the hotel security was called even before 4 pm because Whitney’s assistant said that she could not get a response from Whitney, who was then in a bathtub.
The police, who were already at the hotel for a pre-Grammy Awards party, arrived at her suite two minutes later, and tried to do CPR to revive her, but sadly, she was declared dead at 3:55 p.m.
3. Whitney’s Daughter
Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only child of the famous duo Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. She died at a very tender age of 22 years in 2015 after struggling for a long time in the hospital. The death was very close to her mother’s death just three years ago.
What is the most surprising or actually shocking part of the whole incident is that Kristina died in a very similar manner to her mother, as if it was a Houston family tradition.
The autopsy report conducted for Kristine found that the major reason or cause for her death was again a combination of drug intoxication and death from drowning.
In her case, Kristina was found drowned in her own house’s bathroom by her husband, and a friend, who once found Kristina unresponsive, quickly called 911 and tried to retrieve her back by giving CPR.
Due to her severe condition, an ambulance was called; she was hospitalized then and even put into an induced coma. When this was revoked, she was not able to cope with the traumatic events happening in her body and was again sedated to see if she could recover. Her brain had been severely damaged.
Although she was surrounded by friends and family during those 6 months of suffering and even celebrated her 22nd birthday in the hospital bed, she could not be saved eventually and faced a demise, an untimely death just like her mother.
4. Some Surprising Facts about Witney Houston
In her reports and body checkups after her death, it was found out that Whitney underwent a few surgeries for breast augmentation, as the marks for the same could be seen on her chest.
Consumption of cocaine is done in various ways, and different people use different things for the same. Some people snort cocaine using small spoons and it looks like this was the case with Whitney too. This is because a small spoon was found by the examiners in her bathroom when they were investigating her death.
Due to the nature of her profession, Whitney had to remain at her best appearance in spite of how things actually were. This was proved further when her body was examined, and it was found that she wore a permanent wig that was tightly stuck to her scalp.
She also wore a denture so that her drug-abused teeth did not show. Repeated use of drugs leads to a very acidic behavior, which makes the teeth very dirty and brown, sometimes even black.
Although we started the article to discover the unexplained death of Whitney Houston, it turns out that we have now discovered the unexplained death of both mother and daughter. The similarities are striking with foul play of disease and cocaine use.
It was a very sad accident when Whitney Houston died as she was a very big star and was rising to new heights every day.
Although being a child of two famous people has an impact, it was not nice. Kristina fell into her mother’s footsteps and followed the path of drugs and cocaine because it eventually led to her untimely death as well.
It has also been said that after Whitney died, there was not a backlash type of reaction from her husband. Indeed, he even said that she was trying very hard to stay sober and was very moved by her sudden passing away.