She had used cocaine “just probably immediately prior” to drowning, and her condition indicated an “acute use” of the substance.
There were also traces of marijuana, the muscle relaxant Flexeril, the allergy medication Benadryl, and Xanax.
She had made a spectacle of herself in the hotel, complaining about watered-down drinks in the lobby bar.
While the glory of her voice propelled Whitney Houston into the pop stratosphere, her demons kept dragging her down, a powerful undertow of drugs and toxic relationships.
But early this year, with new music, a new man, and a new movie— due out this summer—she seemed to be resurfacing.
“She was way more energetic than the young people, more excited to be in the studio, more passionate to make something outstanding,” said Mason. She’s dead.” On the fourth floor, meanwhile, the R&B singer Brandy—Ray J’s older sister—who had starred with Houston in the 1997 TV movie was out in the hall, crying. Winter will take good care of Whitney,” adding, “and thank you for taking such good care of Michael Jackson.” By the time Winter went downstairs, the lobby was crawling with stars—Tom Hanks, Tony Bennett, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Neil Young—arriving for the party. Brown’s sister Leolah Brown, Whitney’s former assistant, said on the If Whitney had arrived in L. a diminished diva, she left it a fully restored icon, seizing headlines, mourned on talk shows, and memorialized at a three-and-a-half-hour, star-studded, nationally televised funeral.
Everyone agreed that she was also clean and sober on the set of her upcoming movie, a remake of a 1976 film called . Bobbi Kristina, Whitney’s 18-year-old daughter with the singer Bobby Brown, was attempting to gain access to her mother’s room. Pat Houston would later blame Whitney’s death not on drugs but on “lifestyle.” She told Oprah Winfrey, “The handwriting was kind of on the wall.” The cause of death clearly went deeper than toxicology.
As they frantically administered CPR, Jones told the switchboard to call 911.
Fans were already gathering at the Hilton for Clive Davis’s party when Ed Winter, the coroner, took the elevator to the fourth floor.
Former X Factor USA star Stacy Francis has revealed the reason why she’s so upset with fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemate Ray J.
The singer was visibly upset when she realised Ray J was also in the CBB house last night.
Stacy hit headlines for having an argument with Whitney Houston at a pre-Grammy event just days before she died.