5:57 pm, February 12th, 2012
Whitney Houston’s autopsy is done – but authorities will reportedly defer results pending completion of a toxicology report.
There will be no official cause of death announcement until toxicology returns in 4 to 6 weeks, according to TMZ.
Houston died in her fourth-floor room at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday.
While the circumstances of her death have still not been confirmed, a picture is beginning to emerge based on multiple reports across several outlets.
It’s believed that Houston was discovered, unconscious in the bathtub, by a member of her entourage.
Law enforcement officials reportedly found prescription pills in Houston’s room, including Xanax, but no illegal drugs.
The prevailing unconfirmed theory is that Houston accidentally lost consciousness and drowned.
Again: This is NOT the official cause of death, nor has it been substantiated by on-the-record police sources.
Paramedics raced to the scene and attempted to revive the singer, but their efforts were not successful.
She was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Pacific time.
Gossip Cop will have updates as more information comes to light.
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