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Whitney Houston's cause of death revealed

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LOS ANGELES, CA. (WRCB/AP) -- Los Angeles officials have released the cause of death for pop icon Whitney Houston Thursday.

The coroner has ruled Houston died by drowning, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors.

The Grammy-winning singer died February 11.

Her body was found in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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

Houston was 48 years old.

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