Still, though cocaine was cited as a contributing factor to her death by drowning, Brown rejected the notion that drugs killed her. He said that she was trying to become sober by working very hard at herself. Rolling Stone In 2018. He was asked his opinion. Did hasten her death, the Version New singer replied, “Just being brokenhearted.”

Scheduled to attend longtime friend Davis’ party on Feb. 11, 2012, Whitney was instead found face-down in the tub in her suite at the hotel at around 3:35 p.m. L.A. County’s coroner later found that Whitney had been scheduled to attend Davis’ party on February 11, 2012, but was instead discovered lying face down in the tub of her hotel suite around 3:35 PM.

An autopsy determined the official cause of death to be accidental drowning, with atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use “just probably immediately prior” to drowning listed as contributing factors. Toxicology screens turned up traces of Benadryl, Xanax, traces of marijuana and Flexeril, a muscle relaxant, in her system.