Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday at the age of 22, a representative of the Houston family said in a statement.
“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
On January 31 Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive and not breathing in the bathtub at her Roswell home–nearly three years to the day after her mother accidently drowned in the bathtub in Beverly Hills after a drug overdose. In April, maternal grandmother, Cissy Houston, said Bobbi Kristina had “global and irreversible brain damage.”
“Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me,” Houston said. “We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time.”
On June 24, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Pat Houston, announced that her niece had been moved to a hospice facility.
“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate. As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”
Nick Gordon, who was taken in by Whitney Houston at age 12 and raised as her own, became romantically involved with Bobbi Kristina after Whitney Houston’s death. It was he and a friend who found Bobbi Kristina in the bathtub and called 911. Authorities questioned him about the bruising on Bobbi Kristina’s chest, which he attributed to administering CPR. A criminal investigation was launched at that time. In March, Gordon gave an emotional interview on The Dr. Phil Show, where he complained that he was being denied access to Bobbi Kristina. The host persuaded Gordon to enter a treatment program for substance abuse. In April his attorney confirmed Gordon was no longer in rehab.
In June, a civil lawsuit was filed against Gordon in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, alleging that Gordon’s behavior “caused, among other things, substantial bodily harm to Brown.” It has also been alleged that Gordon has taken $11,000 from Bobbi Kristina’s bank accounts since Bobbi Kristina’s hospitalization.
In the six months that ensued after she was found unconscious, Bobbi Kristina was initially treated at North Fulton Hospital where she was placed in a medically induced coma. Later, she was transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where she was on life support in the neuro intensive care unit. She was moved to a rehabilitation hospital in March and eventually the hospice facility where she died.
Bobbi Kristina was the sole heir to her mother’s estate.