Although cocaine has been cited as a factor contributing to her drowning deaths, Brown rejected the notion that drugs killed her.
“She worked really hard on herself trying to be a sober person,” he told Rolling Stone in 2018. When asked what he thought hastened her death, the New edition Singer replied, “Just broken heart.”
Houston was due to attend longtime friend Davis’s party on February 11, 2012 and was instead found hidden in the tub of her suite at the hotel around 3:35 p.m.
The LA County’s coroner bureau later found in its post-mortem findings that a “white crystal-like substance” was found in the room along with an open bottle of champagne, groceries, and other personal items.
An autopsy found that the official cause of death was accidental drowning, with atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use “only likely immediately prior to” drowning being cited as factors. Toxicological studies found traces of Benadryl, Xanax, traces of marijuana and Flexeril, a muscle relaxant, in her system.