The toxicology report is finally in, and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office has released the cause of Whitney Houston’s death.
Whitney’s official cause of death is listed as “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” according to the Associated Press.
The toxicology report adds that cocaine and its byproducts were found in the Grammy winner’s system and contributed to her death. Marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril and Benadryl were also found in her system, but did not contribute to the singer’s death.
Coroner’s Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said the results indicated Whitney was a chronic cocaine user.
The manner of her death has been listed as an “accident.”
“We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure,” Patricia Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, told the AP.
The legendary singer died on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just hours before her mentor, Clive Davis, hosted a pre-Grammy party. She was found underwater in a bathtub and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Whitney was 48 when she died.