BOBBI Kristina Brown was the daughter of music legends Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, who eventually divorced after a 25-year marriage which was blighted by infidelity, domestic violence, and drug use.
Bobbi was just 22 when she died on July 26, 2015 after being in a medically induced coma for several months. Here’s what we know about what happened…
Who was Bobbi Kristina Brown?
Bobbi was the only daughter of the two performers and was born on March 4, 1993.
Her mother, one of the most successful recording artists of all time, drowned in a bathtub in February 2012 with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.
When her mother died she inherited all of her estate.
In October 2012, eight months after her mother’s death, Bobbi – then 18 – announced her engagement to Nick Gordon, a close family friend who had come to live in the Houston household when he was just 12 years old.
The announcement reportedly caused controversy within the family because Bobbi, who had performed with her mother a handful of times, had previously referred to Gordon as her “big brudder”.
Her grandmother, Cissy Houston, had called the relationship “incestuous” when they started dating. Bobbi later said the couple received her grandmother’s blessing before they were engaged.
In early 2014, the couple announced their marriage but her father Bobby Brown’s lawyer said in a 2015 statement: “Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon.”
How did Bobbi Kristina Brown die?
The 22-year-old died in July 2015 after being found unconscious in a bathtub in her Atlanta home six months before.
Her death was an eerie repeat of her mother’s death. Houston was found face down in a bathtub in a Los Angeles hotel on February 11, 2012, on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
Nick and a guest were at the home when she was found unconscious.
The medical examiner’s office in March said it was unclear if Brown’s death was accidental or intentional.
An autopsy determined that she had marijuana, alcohol, cocaine and morphine in her body.
What happened after Bobbi Kristina Brown died?
Nick Gordon was ordered to pay £28million in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by her estate.
The lawsuit filed by Brown’s estate claimed he had lashed out at her in a fit of jealousy that evening.
According to the suit filed in Atlanta, Gordon allegedly gave “Bobbi Kristina a toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of cold water causing her to suffer brain damage.”
Attorneys representing Brown’s estate announced the $36million (£28million) decision for damages, awarded by Fulton County Superior Court Judge T Jackson Bedfort.
“There was an urgent need, in my mind, to get justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown and that’s why I took the case,” attorney David Ware said in a statement sent to AFP.
Gordon has always denied any wrongdoing, and said previously: “I still dream about Krissy like she’s still here. She was too terrified to bathe alone after Whitney passed, we both were. It’s why this is so messed up.
“I had no idea she was in the bath until I heard a friend scream. I raced upstairs and gave her CPR.
“She wasn’t breathing so I gave her mouth-to-mouth. Three minutes in she spat out some water and that motivated me to keep going.
“It was the hardest and saddest thing I have ever done.”
Devastated dad Bobby shared a touching snap of his daughter in March 2018, on the anniversary of her 24th birthday.
Gordon died from a suspected drug overdose on December 31, 2019.
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