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Whitney Houston Autopsy Completed

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Whitney Houston was found dead in Los Angeles February 11th, 2012 in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills Hilton room, by a member of her entourage. She was found with her face below the water’s surface and though attempts were made to revive Houston, she was pronounced dead at 3:55.

An autopsy has been completed, but results of the toxicology report can take 4-6 weeks. It’s believed, but not confirmed, that Houston may have mixed Xanax with alcohol, causing her to slip into unconsciousness resulting in her drowning.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and fans.

The Recording Academy Statement re: Whitney Houston

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The Recording Academy Statement re: Whitney Houston

Six-time GRAMMY® winner Whitney Houston was one of the world’s greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades. Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs. A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy®