Whitney Houston drowned with cocaine in system: LA coroner

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Posted: Mar 22, 2012 5:38 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease, a Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman said on Thursday.

Houston, 48, was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room on February 12.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Cynthia Johnston)