In an eerie mirroring of her mother’s death, Bobbi Kristina Brown has tragically passed away at the young age of 22.
Just days before the third anniversary of her mother’s death, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home back in January. Back in 2012, Houston was found submerged in the tub of her Beverly Hills hotel, apparently suffering from a drug overdose. The parallel between their deaths is a chilling testament to the bond that they shared, and further reminder that the overbearing pain of losing her mother was just too much for Bobbi Kristina to bear.
Following the January tragedy, Brown was placed in a medically induced coma and was later moved to a rehabilitation center, where she remained until late June. As her condition “continued to deteriorate” according to a statement released by Pat Houston, she was eventually moved to hospice, where her family tentatively remained by her bedside. According to a source obtained by People magazine, they talked to her and sang to her just so that she would know they were there. Even if she couldn’t actually tell they were, they wanted her to know they were there in spirit.
They were reportedly told by doctors that she would not recover from the condition, and so the Brown’s and the Houston’s amicably came to the decision to take Bobbi Kristina off all medication.
In an Entertainment Tonight statement, the Houston family said this regarding Bobbi Kristina’s death:
“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.”
Bobby Brown, who has reportedly been inconsolable through the entire ordeal, loses one daughter as he welcomed another into the world just a few weeks ago. He and his wife Alicia Etheredge, had their baby on July 9, and despite his happiness at another chance at fatherhood, the death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina will not heal easily.
An investigation will likely ensue, as rumors that Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend and reported husband, Nick Gordon, abused Brown when they lived together, which might explain the bruises on her face when she was found in the tub. Based on these accusations, Brown’s conservators filed a $10 million lawsuit against Gordon.
As more details on the story unfold, we will keep you updated. For now the tragic loss of Bobbi Kristina does not come as a shock, but as a sorrowful day for her family, friends, and all those who supported her through this battle. Our only consolation is that Whitney will get to hold her baby girl once again.
Rest in peace Bobbi Kristina.