[UPDATED With Cause of Death:] Whitney Houston Dead at 48
TMZ says the L.A. County Coroner told Whitney Houston's family that the singer d"id not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol."
Sources also told TMZ that the family was told there was not enough water in Whitney's lungs to lead to the conclusion that she drowned, and Whitney may well have died before her head became submerged.
UPDATE, Feb. 11, 8:02 P.M.: The Recording Academy released this statement:
Six-time GRAMMY (r) winner Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades. Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice.
The Recording Academy(r)
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