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Whitney Houston's Death Will Be Ruled an Accident, Says Source Close to Investigation

Whitney Houston
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The death of singer Whitney Houston the day before the Grammy Awards is likely to be ruled an accident, E! News is reporting. The entertainment network is citing "a source with knowledge of the ongoing investigation," for the exclusive information, which is being shared by other publications today.Houston, 48, was found dead in the bathtub in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel February 11, just hours before she was due to attend the annual bash hosted by her onetime mentor, Clive Davis.

Family members of the late pop icon and actress, says E!, have remained sure that Houston died accidentally, and not because of any deliberate actions on her part.

Authorities ruled out foul play in the singer's death early in the investigation. However, Houston's cause of death has been listed as "deferred" while the Coroner's office awaits the results of toxicology reports.

"The Los Angeles County coroner's office, which will make an official determination on the cause of Houston's death, would not comment on the [E! News] report," notes City News Service.