Despite rumors saying the family of Whitney Houston had already been contacted by the coroner to discuss the cause of death, the LA County Coroner's office is flat out denying it!!
According to assistant chief coroner Ed Winter, he's never broached the issue with her family. He did, however, say it's possible the police could have had such discussions.
No official word will be given to the media until the toxicology reports are printed. Which means we could waiting for a while…
But according to those rumors, there wasn't enough water found in Whitney's lungs for the cause of death to be drowning! So instead, her death is believed to have been cause by a lethal drug/alcohol cocktail!!
To be continued…
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New details have been released about the death of Whitney Houston:
- Beverly Hills Police Department received a call at about 3:43pm pt Saturday afternoon.
- Police arrived on scene within minutes.
- Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Houston but failed.
- At 3:55pm pt this afternoon, Whitney Houston was pronounced dead.
- No obvious signs of foul play and no obvious signs of a cause of death.
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So much for closure.
Earlier today, officials announced that the coroner who oversaw Amy Winehouse's cause of death inquest has resigned after "her qualifications were questioned."
As a result, the investigation MAY be reopened, if that's what Amy's family wants.
In a newly released statement, the family
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"Oh, btw… we took your son's brain. Sorriez!"
Sounds totes unbelievable, but that's what Julie Middleton was told last week. (And you thought YOU needed the long weekend!)
When she first got the news she couldn't believe it herself. She says,
"I could tell from their faces they had something horrible to tell me. They said, 'Regan's brain has been found in Southampton Hospital in a jar.' I didn't take anything else in after that. I couldn't believe my ears and just went numb."
The british mother-of-four was told "tissues had been removed" to ascertain the cause of death - which was found to be cot death - but was never told they took his whole brain!
Middleton said "It feels like they stole a piece of my baby."
Cops told her six-week-old Regan's brain was "harvested" and now been found in a hospital storage jar.
"We won't be able to attend — it will be too painful for both of us. I thought I'd said goodbye to Regan all those years ago. I can't face going through it again. They offered me a free funeral and I thought, 'What are they going to do? Have the brain in a jar on the pulpit?'"
Our hearts go out to Regan's family.
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The late rapper's autopsy revealed that Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism. A long flight from Europe may have contributed to his death as well.
The embolism resulted from a blood clot traveling from a leg vein into an artery in his lungs. Blood clots can build from long stationary periods and Heavy's flight from Wales could have caused
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She just couldn't beat this.
Truly, such a tragedy.
In light of the news that Amy Winehouse lost her life earlier this year due to alcohol poisoning and build-up after a drinking binge, her family has released the following statement:
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The mysterious death of the brother of Disney star Cody Linley was ruled an accident, but there were no further details about what may have happened.
The autopsy results now reveal that Chad Linley died from "toxic effects of heroin."
The 29-year-old was found in his Houston, Texas apartment in August by his apartment manager.
A police spokesperson said:
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