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Whitney Houston Autopsy: Preliminary Results Reveal Sedatives In Her Sytem

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The preliminary results are in for Whitney Houston’s autopsy. They reveal that sedatives, specifically benzodiazepines, were found in the late pop singer’s system.

This is perhaps not such a surprise as Whitney admitted in the past to taking Xanax before a big performance. She was scheduled to appear at a pre-Grammy party thrown by Clive Davis.

Los Angeles County Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter told the media on Tuesday that full toxicology results could take from 4-6 weeks, but that preliminary results are available.

The Body guard star tragically died on Saturday. She had been found unconscious and unresponsive in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton. The Grammy Award winning singer was declared dead by paramedics at the iconic hotel at 3:55 p.m. PST. She was 48.

Final toxicology reports will confirm the specific benzodiazepines present in the singer’s system and their levels.

Insiders say that these results could be known this week, but that he security hold on the information is what will delay the results being made public.

But as we previously reported, Xanax, Lorazepam, and Valium were all found in Houston’s hotel room.

It’s expected that Houston’s funeral will take place in Newark, New Jersey later this week.

In a 2009 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Houston admitted that she had been to rehab several times. On February 16, at 9 p.m., Winfrey’s fledgling network OWN will air “Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview,” which will feature Houston’s full length interview. Oprah will also “reflect on her personal memories of the iconic superstar and shares with fans the magic of a musical icon gone too soon,” a press release from the network said.


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