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The L.A. County Coroner has played Whitney Houston’s death a little fast and loose. After several weeks, thanks to the Smoking Gun, we now have the full coroner’s report. And contrary to earlier reports that there were no drugs found in Whitney’s hotel room, there was indeed cocaine, a spoon, rolled up paper for snorting, and a mirror with cocaine residue. The investigator found “a spoon with a white crystal like substance in it, a rolled up piece of white paper from off the top of a counter…, I also collected remnants of a white powdery substance from out of a drawer and the bottom of a mirror in the same drawer…”

Listen: it’s no fun reading Whitney Houston’s autopsy. It’s absolutely horrifying that this is how her life ended. Thanks to the autopsy we know she had scars, breast implants, and kinds of personal stuff no one should ever be privy to. But it’s the cocaine that raises all the questions: it’s all over her room, yet manager and sister in law Pat Houston told Oprah Winfrey should knew nothing about it. Remember? Whitney was “chasing a dream.” Some dream. The cocaine is not hidden–it’s all over the place. Someone has some explaining to do.

It’s just not possible that Whitney’s current drug problem had gone undetected. Her blood tests show that she was full of coke. Why was she left alone if the people around her knew the situation?

Here’s the report: http://i.cdn.turner.com/dr/teg/tsg/release/sites/default/files/assets/whitneyhouston111pdf.pdf



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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
4 replies to this post
  1. Whitney’s passing away is a great and sad lost,however , the family should now be blaming themselves for leaving her alone and not helping her enough to get out definitely out of her drugs problems.

  2. Rog, I have an addict in my life. If Whitney was going to do drugs, she was going to drugs. Someone couldn’t have been with her 24-7

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