Houston died from drowning, coroner says

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2009 file photo shows singer Whitney Houston at the BET Honors in the Warner Theatre in Washington. Coroner's officials said Thursday, March 22, 2012, that Houston drowned, but her death was also caused by heart disease and cocaine use that suggested she was chronically using the drug. Houston died Feb. 11, in California at the age of 48. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)Coroner’s officials have ruled Whitney Houston died by drowning, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors.