UPDATE: March 22, 2012:
The Los Angeles Coroner has said that the official cause of Whitney Houston’s death was drowning and “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use”.
On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, of causes not immediately known. Beverly Hills paramedics found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR for about 20 minutes before declaring her dead at 3:55 p.m. PST According to TMZ, Houston had been removed from a bathtub before the emergency medical technicians arrived. Local police said there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent”.
On Saturday, February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills Hilton hotel room. As of this writing, it is still too early to tell exactly how Whitney Houston died. What is Whitney Hoston’s Cause of Death? We do not know officially yet.
However, let’s examine what we know so far:
How did Whitney Houston Die?
What is Whitney Houston’s cause of death? Well, we just do not know “for sure” at this point in time (as of February 12, 2012). However, here is what we do know right now:
According to the website TMZ:
“No illegal drugs have been found in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died — at least not yet — but prescription drugs were present, and it’s possible the singer drowned in the bathtub … TMZ has learned. ”
About Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time. Her list of awards includes two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston was also one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide. Inspired by prominent soul singers in her family, including her mother Cissy Houston, cousins Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick, and her godmother Aretha Franklin, Houston began singing with New Jersey church’s junior gospel choir at age 11. After she began performing alongside her mother in night clubs in the New York City area, she was discovered by Arista Records label head Clive Davis. Houston released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification.