Anorak | Whitney Houston had sedatives in her system and eyes turn to ‘secret son’ Nicholas Gordon

Whitney Houston had sedatives in her system and eyes turn to ‘secret son’ Nicholas Gordon

by | 14th, February 2012

LIKE it or not, Whitney Houston wasn’t just any old celebrity. She was in the Jimi Hendrix/John Lennon/Marvin Gaye calibre of talent. Her voice, as an instrument, rivaled Coltrane or Keith Moon with what she could do with it, regardless of your tastes.

And like so many before, Whitney’s personal life got in the way of that gift and took her too early. And now, the circus of her death is the last hurrah of her tabloid being. The fullstop will surely come with an answer of how?, rather than why?

And preliminary autopsy results have revealed that sedatives were in the singer’s system. It has been claimed that prescription drugs including Lorazepam, Valium and Xanax were found in Whitney’s room and LA County Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the results of this preliminary test are likely to be made public this week and determine which of these drugs were in her system when she died.

“The preliminary results indicate that there were benzodiazepines present in Whitney’s system,” a law enforcement insider told “The final toxicology results will reveal the specific sedative(s) that she ingested, and the level. Those final toxicology results should be in later this week.

“Toxicology testing and results don’t take four to six weeks to come back. Look at how quickly toxicology screening tests are done in hospital emergency rooms when someone comes in with an overdose. The Coroner and the Beverly Hills Police Department have placed a security hold on the case, so it will be a few weeks before the results are revealed publicly.”

At the same time, Houston’s secret son has spoken out over the death. While tributes poured in for her daughter Bobbi Kristina, those closer to Whitney said they were also thinking of her ‘secret son’ Nicholas Gordon. Nick was taken in by the late singer when he was young, treated as her own with Bobbi referring to him as her brother.

Nick took to twitter to express his sadness, writing; “Rest in peace” on the night of Whitney’s death. Nick also took the time to thank those who supported him, writing Sunday: “She has always had the most loyal fans and will continue to. Thank you. The Legend will always and forever live on.”

Lead Image: The body of Whitney Houston arrives at Whigham Funeral Home, in Newark, N.J., Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala.


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Rising star Whitney Houston is seen with music producer Clive Davis, in 1983, shortly after signing a contract with Arista Records. (AP Photo)

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