A preliminary coroner’s report was released yesterday regarding the autopsy of Whitney Houston and the results were released by TMZ. I am pretty much a kool-aid drinker when it comes to TMZ. Their reports have a very high rate of accuracy. What bothers me is that I cant’ find a copy of the actual report online. It seems that every major news outlet is using the TMZ article as the basis for their reporting. Where is the report? The ABC video above has a copy of the report and video of the coroner’s office official statement. It’s the closest to the original source as is available at this time.
Here is a statement of Craig Harvey the spokesman for the coroner’s office, “We had approximately a 60 percent occlusion in the arteries — in the narrowing of the arteries, so that condition complicated by the chronic cocaine use all combined to result in her drowning. The final cause of death has been established as drowning due to atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use. Other drugs were identified in toxicology; However, their levels were at either a therapeutic or sub-therapeutic level, therefore, they are not believed to be contributory to the death.“
The other drugs listed in the report were marijuana, Xanax, Flexeril (muscle relaxant) and diphenhydramine (benadryl). Apparently the reason they are not considered contributory is that the levels found in the body indicate that the medications were not active in her system at the time, rather they were residual amounts from prior usage. This is something I wanted to understand because sites were reporting that the drugs were all found in her body as if she had taken them in close proximity to her drowning. This was apparently not the case.
Another interesting thing to note is that the video shows the official report stating under the category How Injury Occurred that Whitney was “found submerged in bathtub filled with water; cocaine intake.” We’ve heard so much about where Whitney was when the paramedics came. Supposedly she had been moved onto the floor and the body guard attempted CPR. So when the report says that she was found in the bathtub is that based on the word of the first person on the scene or was she still in the bathtub?
Dr. Drew just can’t stop interviewing people about Whitney’s death. First it was Monique Houston, ex-wife of Whitney’s brother Gary. She has not been around Whitney in years. What does she have to offer? And then last night it was Bobby Brown’s sister Leolah. Good lord that woman is crazy. The stories spinning from that interview are even crazier. You can see the interview on Youtube here
(strangely I could not find it on the HLN site). Dr. Drew has barely said hello before Leolah says that Ray J killed her. She also says that Whitney told her that Ray J was not a boyfriend of hers and that Ray J is just running around telling everyone that. Then she goes on to blame Pat Houston for letting Ray J be around Whitney and bringing her drugs. Leolah who was not there, and apparently doesn’t realize that Ray J was not there until after she died. Also Ray J has always denied his relationship with Whitney was more than a friendship. I don’t believe him, but he is definitely not telling the press he was her boyfriend as Leolah suggests.
Then two guys who are listed as “Bobby Kristina’s cousin’s” show up to bad mouth Pat and Gary Houston for packing up Whitney’s things and getting them out of there. Apparently, they are Leolah’s kids but “Bobby Kristina’s Cousins” has a better ring to it.They seemed pissed that Pat and Gary took Whitney’s jewelry in particular. Um, should these random dudes have gotten Whitney’s personal effects? I mean they are her nephews from a previous marriage FFS compared to her BROTHER who was there. Also, Leolah says she is Bobbi Kristina’s legal guardian. Leolah’s eyes are closed through the entire story where she claims that years ago Whitney signed over parental rights to her for Bobby Kristina. This seems very important to her despite the fact that Krissi is an ADULT. Hmmm wonder why?
Another one of the cousins weighs in on his vast understanding of Whitney’s personal finances saying that she had off shore accounts. Then we go to commercial and when we come back yet another cousin appears and says he thinks Whitney was murdered. Suddenly, Leolah is saying that Whitney did not get in hotel bathtubs. This is just comical. Leolah goes back to talking about how Ray J was Whitney’s “runner boy” for drugs and that they never hung out. Really? Has she not seen all the pictures?
Meanwhile today a spokesman for Ray J tells TMZ that he had no idea she had returned to drug use. Which is of course as crazy as Leolah’s statements.
It seems every time someone dies the bottom feeders come out. It’s just sickening. I don’ know what is worse, these people being willing to come on TV and disrespect everyone around Whitney or Dr. Drew for letting them.