Singer most likely drowned, unconfirmed reports say
Over the weekend, singer Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel room. Toxicology results are still pending, but unconfirmed reports claim that she did not overdose but drowned in her bathtub.As we also informed you yesterday, shortly after confirmation came of the tragic news, word online was saying that no illegal drugs had been found in Whitney's room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
However, there were prescription pills in the room, and it was believed the diva had taken too many and then fell asleep in the bathroom and drowned.
TMZ notes that the theory is the most likely as of now, as regards the cause of death.
An autopsy has been performed on the singer, and law enforcement sources say for the celebrity e-zine that she had water in her lungs, which can only mean one thing: she drowned.
Sources also say a female friend found her body completely submerged in water. She'd been in the bathroom for over an hour.
“Authorities believe Houston may have fallen asleep or lapsed into unconsciousness in the bathtub and drowned,” TMZ writes.
“But according to our sources, authorities cannot yet determine whether Houston died before she was submerged in the water or after. We're told there is still a possibility Houston was dead before she went under the water,” adds the same publication.
In a separate post, TMZ claims to have it on good authority that Whitney was always taking Xanax before stepping out in public because she was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks.
Since she died before starting to prepare for the pre-Grammy party thrown by her mentor and good friend Clive Davis, she could have accidentally taken too large a quantity.
She was also supposed to perform at the bash, so chances are she took the pills on this occasion as well.
Of course, all of this is just speculation at this point.
Police are refusing to go on the record with a possible CoD until toxicology results are in, and Whitney's family is going through even more difficult times as daughter Bobbi Kristina has been rushed to the hospital twice since the singer passed.