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Coroner: Whitney Houston accidentally drowned due to effects of heart disease, cocaine use

BREAKING:  Singer Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease, a Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman said today.   

Houston, 48, was found dead submerged in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room on Feb. 12. 

Several bottles of prescription medications were found in her hotel room, but coroner's officials said they weren't in excessive quantities.   

Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says cocaine metabolites were found in Houston's system, and it was listed as a contributing factor in her death. He says the results indicated Houston was a chronic cocaine user.