Unfortunately the more we learn about Whitney Houston’s demise, the sadder the story gets.
The final details of her Feb. 11 death provide a clearer picture of the scene where she was found face down in a water-filled bathtub with drug paraphernalia nearby.
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The 42-page LA County coroner’s report also reveals some unknown and often surprising details about the singer at the time of her death, along with what was found in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton, and gives glimpses of the addictions that plagued one of the greatest singer’s of our time.
Sadly, here 5 of 9 items from the report as detailed by Good Morning America:
A “small spoon with a white crystal like substance in it and a rolled-up piece of white paper” were found in the bathroom where Houston died, according to the coroner’s report. Such items are used to snort cocaine.
“Some people use a spoon for cocaine administration,” a law enforcement official involved in Houston’s case said. “These days it’s likely around for meth, which was not found at the scene, according to the investigator, so likely used as inhalation tool.”
It is unclear how many plastic surgeries Houston underwent throughout her life, but it now seems clear that she did at some point undergo breast-augmentation surgery. The coroner’s report described and “small scars” on her breasts “associated with breast implants.”
“The outlines of bilateral breast prosthesis are visible,” the report added.
According to the coroner’s report, “there was a defibrillator patch on the upper right side of her chest and there was another defibrillator patch on the upper right side of her torso.”
This does not likely indicate therapeutic treatment for Houston’s heart, but shows that part of the life-saving efforts administered by paramedics was likely the use of a defibrillator to establish normal sinus rhythm to Houston’s heart.
Another piece of new information from Wednesday’s report is that Houston wore a brown wig, which was tightly affixed to her head at the time of her death.
Houston also wore dentures, the coroner’s report indicated. This is relatively common among long-term drug abusers. Habitual use of drugs such as crack cocaine, which contains acidic chemicals, will lead to the wearing down of the tooth’s pulpy tissue over time. Tooth decay can also be the result of vomiting and tooth grinding, which is common among drug and alcohol abusers.
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