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No foul play indicated in Whitney Houston's death, says coroner

However, the cause of death may not be known for weeks until toxicology tests have been carried out.

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A US CORONER has said that there is no sign of foul play in the death of singer Whitney Houston.

Houston, 48, was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton hotel room in LA on Saturday night hours before she was due to appear and perform at a pre-Grammys event in the hotel.

Although officials say there is no indication of foul play or trauma on Houston’s remains, the BBC reports that the authorities are not ruling out any causes of death until toxicology tests have been carried out. The cause of Houston’s death may not be known for weeks.

Houston’s 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalised yesterday morning, but later released. Her father and Whitney’s ex-husband Bobby Brown has appealed for privacy for the teenager in the wake of her mother’s death.

Brown paid tribute to Houston after learning of her death shortly before going onstage at a New Edition reunion gig on Saturday night. The couple divorced in 2006 after a turbulent relationship. Brown cancelled a performance last night to travel to LA to comfort his daughter, according to E! News.

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