Whitney Houston lay in extremely hot water several hours after she died in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in February. That has caused at least one famous doctor to beg for the case to remain open. According to Dr. Drew Pinksy, foul play cannot be ruled out.
The official autopsy report into the singer’s death was released this week, confirming that her death was caused by accidental drowning, following a drug-induced heart failure. The report also states that the water in the tub where Whitney was found, was 34°C (93.5°F) five hours after her death. That is a very high temperature, only 5°C below the recommended maximum, even after hours of cooling, following her death.
“How could that be? It still leaves foul play possible,” drugs expert Dr. Drew Pinksy told The Sun. “They shouldn’t close the case.”
Whitney was found dead face down in the tub on February 11, at the age of 48.
Houston’s family have also claimed that her death was no accident as they struggle to come to terms with her loss. They had previously accused her drug dealer that supplied Whitney with the cocaine found in her hotel room of being responsible of her death. But the police have since cleared him of any involvement.
The singer had a long battle with drug and alcohol abuse and had been seen in the last few days of her life looking tired. But some say that still doesn’t explain such a hot bath. Does it?