Whitney Houston's Sister-in-Law: There Was No Foul Play
In the Los Angeles County coroner’s final report , Whitney Houston's death was classified as an accidental drowning — with no foul play suspected — though atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors.
With the full toxicology and autopsy report, the late singer's sister-in-law Pat Houston is finally admitting she no longer believes there was foul play (via TMZ.) Back when she was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey last month, Pat told Oprah she did not know how Whitney ended up in the tub, suggesting her death was something other than an accident.
The coroner’s final report is still up for debate though with Dr. Drew Pinksy admitting the case shouldn't be closed because there are other factors that suggest "the possibility of foul play.”
Dr. Drew, along with Celebuzz Editor in Chief Dylan Howard, analyzed the coroner’s final report on-air Wednesday, a document that determined the 48-year-old diva died of an accidental drowning with the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use” as contributing factors.
As Celebuzz earlier reported, detectives found a rolled up piece of paper, a small spoon and a mirror – all items used by cocaine users – in the bathroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11.
When Howard explained that the report stated the bathtub water was 93.5 degrees — more than six hours after she was declared dead — Dr. Drew concluded: “I don’t think they should close it (the case) as this still leaves open the possibility of foul play.”
In the 42-page document, it is reported that a “spoon with a white crystal-like substance on it” and a “white powdery substance” — later tested for cocaine — were found in the suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.