Whitney Houston’s final Los Angeles County Coroner’s autopsy report released on Wednesday offers an extensive account of what the iconic singer’s final moments were before her demise.
While the preliminary autopsy report obtained by TMZ suggested the “I Will Always Love You” singer died from an accidental drowning, heart disease, and cocaine use, the now-released 42-paged final report details how the latter two causes authored the accidental drowning.
A “small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper” in her Beverly Hilton hotel room was found by one of the detectives on the scene.
“Located in the top drawer, in the north side of the counter, were remnants of a white powdery substance, and a portable mirror on a base,” according to the report adding that “a plethora of prescription medication bottles, prescribed to the decedent, multiple blister packs and a loose tablet” was found in the hotel suite Whitney occupied.
The report also depicts a plastic bag ripped open with spilling pills, medication bottles, and an ashtray with full of cigarette butts.
The report further reads that the “Didn’t We Almost Had It All” singer had “perforation of posterior nasal septum” signaling an extended time of cocaine use. There was also mention of an “old needle puncture wound on Houston’s inner left elbow.”
Her body was discovered face down in the bathtub with a “bloody purge coming from her nose.”
These discoveries bring forth a different angle as to why Houston drowned: “Whitney possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications, and alcohol.”
The new released findings has Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston’s mother, “devastated” and “inconsolable” having to accept that her only daughter was still suffering from a drug habit that gripped her life until the end.
The mother-of-three didn’t want this to be her daughter’s ending and regrets this may be how many will remember her legendary daughter. Instead, the once gospel singer would prefer others to remember “the voice” belting out notes as in her memorable 1991 National Anthem performance.
“This is the type of thing people should remember Whitney for.”