A representative for the Houston family has said Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has died, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub. She was 22 years old.
Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Ga., after she was found in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband, in late January. A police report described it as a “drowning.”
“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away 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,” Kristen Foster, a representative for the Houston family said Sunday.
Despite being born in the spotlight, Bobbi Kristina, who tweeted about getting her career “off the ground” just weeks before she was hospitalized, never attained a fraction of the stardom of her late mother.
Despite the differences in Bobbi Kristina’s and Whitney’s careers, there are eerie similarities in the way the women lived and died.
Both Whitney and her daughter lived in the constant glare of entertainment industry attention, both struggled with drugs and both married men who struggled with a multitude of addictions.
As for the future of Whitney Houston’s vast recording fortunes, of which Bobby Kristina was the sole heir, there are bound to be legal battles ahead.
Gordon, who was orphaned and raised by Whitney since he was a teenager, though not formally adopted, was at home with a friend at the house he shared with Bobby Kristina the night she was found unresponsive.
The 25-year-old appeared on The Dr. Phil Show in March, where he and his mother described his struggles with alcohol and drugs.
Gordon and his mother indicated that he was too distraught to go into detail of the night Bobbi Kristina was found.