On February 13, 2012, the body of fallen singer, Whitney Houston, flew from Los Angeles County to her home state of New Jersey. Reports say that producer, writer, and director of films and television, Tyler Perry provided his personal airplane for the transport. The return follows an announcement from Los Angeles County Coroner regarding Whitney Houston’s cause of death.
According to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, toxicology testing will need to be conducted in order to determine the exact cause of death. It may take up to eight weeks for the tests results to be returned. It has been announced that Whitney Houston’s funeral will be held towards the latter part of this week.
TMZ had reported previously regarding water found in Whitney Houston’s lungs, as she was found by her entourage unresponsive and submerged in the bathtub at her Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel room. Chief Coroner Ed Winter responded to TMZ’ claims and stated, “I know there's reports that she maybe was drowned or did she overdose. But, no, we won't make a final determination until all the tests are in. But there was no visible signs of trauma, and foul play is not suspected at this time.”
As no foul play has been suspected, the investigation into Whitney Houston’s death is not a homicide investigation, but rather a death investigation. It is important to remember that though there are many reports circulating the Internet indicating that Whitney Houston was drinking and taking prescription medications such as Xanax, Lorazepam, and Valium, it will ultimately be the toxicology results that determine the cause of death.
On February 12, 2012, the Grammy Awards paid special tribute to Whitney Houston. What did you think of the show? How has Whitney Houston’s death affected you?