I loved the voice of Whitney Houston until she lost it due to her personal illegal drug loving behavior. I remember my late father who was a scoffer of 90% of the singers of popular music, thought Whitney was special and a true exception among the untalented popular million selling record artists. I loved her music through the soundtrack of the movie, the Preacher’s Wife. After that, her music went hip hop (because some said her music was too white sounding) which did not make the best of her vocal abilities. I also think the drugs had already made their disastrous effects on her vocal chords. Singing songs in the hip hop style did not require her once beautiful vocal range.
With the Coroner’s Office releasing the official autopsy report, one can see that this woman destroyed herself with drugs. I started to do this post when the reports came out on the web that she died from the legal prescription, Xanax and liquor. That would have made it easier to take, well at least for her family. What stopped me, was hearing Whoppi Goldberg expressing the Xanax/liquor thing was not official and that we really do not know what killed her, so I waited for the official report thinking it could be worse. But really, Ms. Goldberg was saying that to deflect from the suspected illegal drug taking and those she considers to be self-righteous who were already saying “See, I told you so.” Well, now we know and we were told so!
Whitney Houston died from an accidental drowning. Cocaine, marijuana, anti-anxiety Xanax, muscle relaxant Flexeril and Benadryl were found in her system. The report also said that Whitney Houston had drug related heart disease and that cocaine contributed to her death. Cocaine was not found anywhere in her hotel suite; thus, someone was enabling her while she was reportedly off illegal drugs. Whitney Houston claimed salvation through Jesus Christ, but allowed her death bound fleshly passions to take the major stage and as the final result, she is dead at 48 years of age.
Additional: Go here to read more about the official autopsy report.