Houston 911 Call Released, Death Investigation Case Closed

The police investigation surround Whitney Houston's death has been officially closed shortly before the 911 call was released to the public Wednesday.

A Beverly Hilton security staff member made the formal emergency call on that fateful day on Feb. 11, although he never identified Houston as the victim needing assistance.

"I need paramedics, apparently I've got a 46-year-old female, found in the bathroom," said the security officer in the recording. "That's all I've got right now, but they're requesting paramedics."

Houston was actually 48 years old. The officer then calmly reported an "irate" guest who "kept hanging up" on him before requesting paramedics' attention for another woman found not breathing.

Talking to the 911 dispatcher, the security officer did not know if Houston had fallen into the water or if she was conscious and breathing.

"I don't know, the person that called me was irate and pretty much out of it," he said.

Houston was found face down in a bath tub filled with hot water by her assistant, who entered her suite at 3:36 p.m., the final autopsy report said.

The assistant beckoned the bodyguard, and they pulled Houston from the tub and called the front desk for paramedics.

At 3:46 p.m., a coroner reported that the six-time Grammy Award winning singer was dead.

The Beverly Hills Police Department stated that Houston's cause of death was accidental drowning with the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" as contributing factors.

The bathtub's "extremely hot water" scalded Houston's skin and over five hours after her death measured 93.5 degrees, the coroner said.

Although cocaine was found in the room, the investigation determined the case was not criminal.

"We did find white powdery remnants that tested positive for cocaine," said Lt. Mark Rosen, according to New York Daily News.

"It was just an unfortunate, accidental death," he later said.

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