Whitney Houston's final autopsy report reveals white crystal substance on spoon, mirror and in drawer of bathroom where she died
Whitney Houston's final autopsy report has been issued by the Los Angeles Coroner's Office, offering an idea of the extent to which the deceased singer ingested cocaine before her death.
According to the report, "a small spoon with a white crystal-like substance" was discovered in the bathroom of Houston's hotel suite, where she was found dead. The spoon was sitting next to a "rolled up piece of white paper" on top of the sink counter. Also on the counter: a bottle of prescription medications and "a ripped open small plastic bag."
Read the full report here.
Inside the top drawer beneath the counter there were "remnants of a white powdery substance," and a portable mirror on a base. The autopsy report notes that there was more remnants of a white, powdery substance on the bottom of the base.
The report also notes that Houston was found face-down in the tub, with "a bloody purge coming from her nose."
Houston died Feb. 11 in her hotel suite at the Beverly Hilton. She was found submerged in the bathtub by a member of her personal staff, and efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.
The coroner determined that Houston, who struggled with substance abuse throughout her life, had cocaine in her system, and that the cocaine use, along with heart disease, contributed to her death. The preliminary cause of Houston's death was accidental drowning.