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Whitney Houston's Final Autopsy Report: Cocaine Found in Singer's Room

Drug and related paraphernalia were found in bathroom

Whitney Houston performs at the American Music Awards.
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April 4, 2012 9:35 PM ET

Cocaine and related paraphernalia were discovered in the Beverly Hills Hotel room where Whitney Houston died, the singer's final autopsy report has revealed. 

According to the 42-page report, detectives found a "small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper" on the bathroom counter. They also found cocaine on a portable mirror that was stashed in a drawer in the hotel room. 

An initial coroner's report released two weeks ago concluded that Houston's official cause of death was accidental drowning, although cocaine use and a heart condition were listed as contributing causes. Measurable amounts of marijuana, Benadryl, Xanex and Flexeril were found in the singer's system, but they were not considered contributing factors in her death.

Houston, who had a long history of drug use, died on February 11th just one day prior to the Grammy Awards. An assistant left her alone in her hotel room for less than an hour while she shopped for items for Houston's scheduled appearance at a pre-Grammy party later that night. When she returned, she found Houston's limp body in the bathtub with her face down in the water.


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