February 13, 2012 9:46

Whitney Houston's cause of death revealed as an overdose of prescription drugs

Online reports that the singer drowned seem to have been incorrect

Whitney Houston's cause of death revealed as an overdose of prescription drugs

Photo: PA

Whitney Houston's death was allegedly caused by an overdose of prescription drugs, according to reports this morning (February 13).

The singer passed away on Saturday (February 11) at the age of 48 and was discovered in the bath, leading reports to circulate that she had died as a result of drowning. However, according to US gossip website TMZ.com, 'family sources' have said that Houston died as a result of an overdose of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol.

The website also reports that the coroner's office have concluded that there was not enough water in the singer's lungs to lead to the conclusion that she drowned.

The report also suggests that as officials believe there is no suspicion of foul play involved in Houston's death, her body can be flown back to her hometown of Atlanta as early as later today to make preparations for her funeral.

Rihanna, Aretha Franklin and Jennifer Hudson are among the artists who have publically paid tribute to Houston. Hudson performed a public tribute to the singer at last night's Grammy Awards, singing Houston's most famous hit 'I Will Always Love You'. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch the performance.

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