The singer was found lifeless at her Beverly Hills hotel room in a bathtub. The autopsy today revealed that there was water found in Houston's lungs. The world is waiting to speculate on the toxicology report that will be released in a few weeks.
Houston is yet another beloved idol whose use of narcotics paved the road to her demise. During Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party, fellow singer Tony Bennett called for legalization of drugs before offering a tribute to the late songtress with "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"
He asked that we perhaps model U.S. policy on that of the Dutch. Quite a
progressive move for an older guy. His examples aren't quite solid,
though. Michael Jackson used legal drugs illegally to dull the pain of
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his human experience, and Amy Winehouse wasn't even using in America. Doesn't
matter. The gesture was a somewhat thoughtful expression of love for a star whom we all wish we could have helped not fall.