Coroner’s have apparently come up with a cause of death for singer Whitney Houston, but the results are on lockdown. Officials say they will not release any information on the autopsy they performed on Sunday at the request of police detectives investigating her death.
Whitney was found dead in the bathroom of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday afternoon. According to the coroner, what he has released is that there were no obvious signs of trauma on Houston’s body, but officials weren’t ruling out any causes of death until they’ve seen the results of the toxicology tests.
Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said more details may be released today, but that will depend on whether or not detectives are comfortable releasing more information.
Here’s what we know so far.
Houston had been at rehearsals for the Clive Davis concert on Thursday, coaching singers Brandy and Monica, according to a person who was at the event but was not authorized to speak publicly about it.
The person said Houston looked disheveled, was sweating profusely and liquor and cigarettes could be smelled on her breath. It was the latest of countless stories about the decline of a uniquely gifted and beautiful artist, once the golden girl of the music industry.
The Rev. Al Sharpton remembered Houston while preaching Sunday morning at the Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
“Yes, she had an outstanding range,” he said. “Yes, she could hit notes no one else could reach. But what made her different was she was born and bred in the bosom of the black church.”
The congregation applauded and answered him with shouts of “Amen” and “Tell it!”
“A lot of artists can hit notes but they don’t hit us. Say words but they have no meaning. Have gifts and talent but no anointing. Something about Whitney that would reach in you and make you feel,” Sharpton said.
She was found unresponsive in her bathtub around 3:00, and was pronounced dead shortly before 4:00PM.
So unbelievably sad. RIP
Here are some of the last photos taken of Whitney. She was spotted leaving her doctor’s office on February 2nd.
Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet