Whitney Houston was found laying face-down in the bathtub on the day of her tragic death, according to the singer’s final autopsy report released yesterday (April 4).
Though the L.A. County coroner had already determined that Houston had died from an accidental drowning with contributing side effects from her drug usage, they also did confirm that past and recent use of cocaine played a role in her death.
According to the report, investigators found a “spoon with a white crystal like substance in it,” and remnants of “a white powdery substance” along the base of a mirror. In addition, there was also “a rolled-up piece of white paper, along with other miscellaneous items” found in on the bathroom countertop.
The document also details the last moments of Houston’s day, as she decided to take a bath per her assistant’s advice to combat a sore throat. However, by the time Houston’s assistant returned, the iconic singer had been submerged for at least an hour. By that point, water was all over the bathroom floor and seeping into the bedroom area.
Judging by Houston’s past history with drug abuse, investigators concluded that Houston “possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol,” according to the report.
Officials have concluded there were no signs of foul play.