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Spoon with white powder found in Whitney Houston’s hotel room, report says


This news story was published on April 5, 2012.
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By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times –

LOS ANGELES — Investigators found a white, crystalline substance and spoon with residue in the Beverly Hills hotel room where Whitney Houston died in February, according to a final coroner’s report released Wednesday.

The report also shows that cocaine and heart disease contributed to her death.

On a bathroom counter were “a small spoon with a white, crystal-like substance in it and a rolled-up piece of white paper, along with other miscellaneous items,” it said. In a nearby drawer were “remnants of a white powdery substance and a portable mirror on a base and on the bottom of that base were more remnants of a white, powdery substance.”

It details the singer’s final day, with the singer complaining of a sore throat and assistants suggesting she take a bath before preparing for a pre-Grammy party.

The Grammy-winning singer drowned Feb. 11 in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Her death has been ruled as accidental and coroner’s officials cited heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. The ruling ends weeks of speculation over how the pop star died.

Authorities collected several bottles of prescription dr

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