When Whitney Houston's final autopsy was released late Wednesday, delineating the use of cocaine and prescription drugs used by the superstar, her mother Cissy Houston broke down, reports TMZ.
Friends of the the late singer's mother say she was "inconsolable" and "devastated" that people might now remember her daughter as a druggie, and not as a talented singer and family woman.
The final report on Whitney Houston's death has been released - and it gives an even more extensive picture of how the pop icon died and what was found at the death scene
As the L.A. County Department of Coroner previously announced, Houston accidentally drowned on February 11 "due to, or as a consequence of" the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use.
Watch Whitney Houston in the feature film "Sparkle," her last big-screen performance.
The late pop icon plays the mother to three sisters, who form a successful singing group in the 1960s, but eventually fall apart over fame and drugs. The musical drama also stars Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps and Derek Luke.
Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, spoke Thursday with Brenda Blackmon from My9 "10'Clock News" in New Jersey -- the grieving mother's first exclusive interview since the tragic death of her daughter in February.
Blackmon sat down with Cissy at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, where Whitney Houston's funeral was held, and talked about the way the media has handled Whitney's death.
Elton John, 65, revealed his drug habit was once so severe, he's lucky he didn't suffer the same fate as Whitney Houston.
Whitney Houston's full autopsy report may offer more clues about whether the singer suffered a heart attack before her drowning death, according to officials on Friday.
The full report is expected to be released in a few weeks and may include test results and physical descriptions of Houston's heart and whether she did in fact have a heart attack.
With the official cause of Whitney Houston's death now released -- accidental drowning due to atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use -- a new TMZ report says someone may have removed all traces of cocaine from Whitney's hotel room as a way to hide evidence.
The L.A. Coroner's Office said in their report Whitney used cocaine "immediately prior to her collapse." But investigators who arrived on scene found no traces of the white powder or any other illegal substance.