WHITNEY Houston’s body was ravaged by scars, cuts and burns when she died, shock autopsy details reveal.
Years of drug and booze abuse had also left her with a dodgy heart and liver, a hole in her nose, and ELEVEN front teeth missing.
She also had a needle mark on an arm and was high on a cocktail of nine drugs when she died in a hotel bath in LA.
Grisly evidence from police and medical teams revealed for the first time today shows how swathes of skin were burnt off Whitney’s back as she plunged into the scalding water.
It also resulted in “skin slippage” on her legs. Sources say the temperature could have been 66°C (150°F) when she climbed into the tub.
Six hours after her death, the water was still 33°C (91.4°F). She may have been so out of her mind on drugs she did not notice how hot her bath was, according to medical sources.
A spoon covered with cocaine was found in her hotel suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Traces of the drug were found in her system plus marijuana, anxiety pills Xanax, muscle relaxant Flexeril, allergy medicine Benadryl and painkiller Ibuprofen.
Whitney, 48, was also scarred by decades of cosmetic surgery, booze-fuelled fights and falls, and possible suicide attempts.
She had marks on her stomach, chest and upper left thigh believed to be from cosmetic procedures including breast implants.
And she had a scar on her inner left forearm that sources claim may have been self-inflicted. Days before Whitney was found dead in February she stumbled out of a Los Angeles club with her legs and arms dripping blood.
Pals claim she tried to slash herself to death in the toilets after seeing her on-off lover Ray-J chatting to other women.
Whitney, who had an abusive 14-year marriage to singer Bobby Brown, was also covered in small bruises and cuts.
Some were caused by possible falls in the bathroom where she died and desperate attempts by her assistant, bodyguard and paramedics to revive her.
There were more signs of “skin slippage” on her chest after medics battled to re-start her heart.
Whitney’s lifestyle had weakend the organ so badly that one of her coronary arteries had narrowed by 60 per cent.
Years of hoovering up coke also caused mouth and nose problems. Autopsy reports say she had a “perforated posterior nasal septum” — just like former coke addict actress Danniella Westbrook.
An investigator also noticed an old needle puncture wound on Whitney’s inner left elbow. And she was wearing a “maxillary dental prosthesis” with 11 false teeth — probably caused by coke rotting her gums.
The official cause of death was accidental drowning with heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors.
Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, 19, is feared to be numbing her grief with marijuana, booze and tranquilisers.
A source said: “The fortune Whitney left is enough to let Bobbi spiral into a life of parties and excess — and end up just like her mum.”