New photos offer clues about what Whitney Houston was doing before she died, with one showing that she may have had beer and Champagne.
TMZ obtained the two photos, one of which shows a room service table with two plates, a Heineken can and an empty Champagne glass. The other shows a room service tray on the bathroom floor.
A room service table with two plates, a Heineken can and an empty Champagne glass. (TMZ)
Houston was found in a tub in the bathroom in Room 434 at the posh Beverly Hilton Saturday.
TMZ reported that Houston ordered a hamburger, fries, a turkey sandwich and jalapenos. She ate the burger and fries and then took the sandwich and jalapenos into the bathroom, the site said.
The photos were published as a new report said she died after consuming a cocktail of prescription drugs and alcohol.
“It looks like it was a lethal combination of prescription drugs and alcohol, but it’s still to early to rule out other causes. That’s just what it’s looking like now,” a law enforcement official told FoxNews.com. The official said bottles of different prescription drugs, including anti-anxiety medication, were found in the singer’s hotel room.
The singer did not have enough water in her lungs to have drowned, Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office officials told the 48-year-old superstar’s relatives, family sources told TMZ.
The Coroner’s Office denied that it has determined how Houston died. The singer’s official autopsy results were not released pending toxicology results, which could take up to eight weeks.
TMZ reported that Houston took a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs with alcohol, and she could have passed away before her head became submerged in the bathtub water.
Authorities also said that while there many pill bottles in the room, there weren’t that many pills, TMZ reported.
And TMZ reported that Houston had visited Beverly Hills doctor offices twice in five days before she died. It was unclear what type of doctors she visited.
Details on how the “I Will Always Love You” legend was discovered Saturday afternoon also were revealed by TMZ.
Houston’s body was found by her aunt, Mary Jones, who attempted to revive the star with CPR, TMZ claimed.
Jones had prepared her niece’s outfit for the evening and laid out her dress on the bed before leaving the singer’s hotel room for around 30 minutes.
When Jones returned, Houston did not emerge from the bathroom — so she entered the room and found her famous niece in the tub.
Jones attempted CPR before paramedics arrived at 3:23 p.m. local time. Houston was declared dead at 3:55 p.m..
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney,” Houston’s family said in a statement through the singer’s publicist, thanking fans for their outpouring of support. “This is an unimaginable tragedy, and we will miss her terribly.”
Houston, who had battled drug addiction for years, had been spotted boozing it up and looking “completely out of it’’ at the Playhouse Nightclub a little over a week ago.
Then Thursday, she crashed a rehearsal with Davis and singers Brandy and Monica — who were set to appear at Davis’ party — reeking of booze, sweat and cigarettes and with her hair wet, one witness said.
Asked about her wet hair, Houston replied, “I went swimming. I do two hours a day.”
That night, Houston and her 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, partied hard at the Tru Hollywood club, with the star jumping up onstage at one point with Kelly Price to sing “Jesus Loves Me.’’ It was to be her final public performance.
Distraught relatives and friends received two scares involving Bobbi Kristina after her mother’s shocking death.
Bobbi, Houston’s daughter with singer Bobby Brown, was first taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at around 11 p.m. Saturday because she was overwrought with grief, sources said. The inconsolable teen was then briefly hospitalized again yesterday.
She had been hanging out in the hotel’s lobby when her mother’s body was discovered, according to People magazine.
Hearing that something was terribly wrong upstairs, Bobbi “was screaming, ‘What’s wrong with her? What’s wrong with her?’” a source said.
The teen rushed to her mom’s room and fought with police when they refused to let her in.
Nine hours passed before Houston’s body was removed from her room. During that time, Davis, 79, proceeded with the party downstairs.
“I’m personally devastated by the loss of someone who has meant so much to me,” Davis told the crowd, ending his speech with, “Now, ladies and gentlemen, let the music begin.’’
Bobby Brown, who did a show in Mississippi Saturday after learning of his ex-wife’s death, last night skipped a concert in Nashville to rush to his daughter’s side.
He landed in Los Angeles last night, looking as if he had been crying, and said nothing.
Reporting by Helen Kumari, Genevieve Wong, Leonard Greene, Emily Smith and Stephanie Smith. With FoxNews.com and Newscore.