July 27, 2015


Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Died at Age 22

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Christopher Polk/WireImage

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has died. The singer, actress and reality TV star passed at Peachtree Christian Hospital in Duluth, Georgia. She was found unresponsive in a bathtub in late January and hospitalized until late June, when she was moved to hospice care. She was 22.

"She is finally at peace in the arms of God," the Houston family said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months."

Bobbi Kristina was born in Livingston, New Jersey on March 4, 1993 into a famous family including maternal grandmother Cissy Houston, uncle Gary Garland and godmother CeCe Winans. She was in the spotlight since birth, even accompanying her mother onstage to accept an award at the 1994 American Music Awards—when she was 11 months old.

In January 2014, Bobbi Kristina said that she had married Nick Gordon, who Whitney Houston helped raise after bringing him into their family as a 12-year-old. Despite the Houstons never officially adopting Gordon, the relationship was a source of controversy. Bobby Brown later said in a statement from his lawyer, "Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon."

According to a recent interview with Bobbi Kristina's cousin Jerod Brown, the young woman was working on a full-fledged music career. Jerod said he had spent at least six months working with her and that there were future recording plans along with a debut single, "Guilty of a Love Song."

Bobbi Kristina's January incident not only echoed her mother's being found unresponsive in a bathtub—it also occurred almost exactly three years after that day. Whitney Houston passed from what was officially deemed an "accidental drowning," in part due to atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use, on February 11, 2012.