Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has died at the age of 22. Family members were at her side when she passed away, at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. Her family issued a statement to Entertainment Tonight on Sunday, confirming the sad news.[contentblock id=1 img=adsense.png]
“She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family said. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”She was the only child of singer Houston and former New Edition singer and solo star Brown. Bobbi Kristina had been unresponsive in the hospital since January 31, when she was found submerged in a bathtub in her Georgia home.
In late June, she was moved to a hospice and removed from life-supporting medications, with her family explaining that her condition had “continued to deteriorate.” The 22-year-old was reportedly discovered facedown in a tub full of water by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend. Gordon claimed to have performed CPR until paramedics were able to transfer her to Georgia’s North Fulton Hospital. Doctors temporarily placed her in a medically induced coma, before deciding on the best course of action, but she has been unresponsive ever since.[contentblock id=2 img=adsense.png]
The news was especially chilling since her mother, Whitney Houston, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room bathtub less than three years earlier, in February 2012. An autopsy would later reveal traces of several drugs in Houston’s system. (A police search of Bobbi Kristina’s house reportedly turned up no drugs.) In April, Brown’s grandmother, Cissy Houston, revealed just how bad the situation was.[contentblock id=3 img=adsense.png]
“I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital, and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma, she has a tracheotomy, and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive,” Houston said in a statement to People. The following month, during an emotional interview with Entertainment Tonight, she confirmed that Bobbi Kristina was “the same, she’s not progressing at all.” “She’s not gone yet, but you know, whatever the Lord decides, I’m ready for her,” Houston said. “I have nothing to do with that. That’s His job. It’s His territory, you know? And I understand it.”