Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, dead at age 22, Entertainment Tonight reports.
ROSWELL, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday (July 26) at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in an incident at her suburban Atlanta home, the Entertainment Tonight website ETonline reported, citing family members.
Bobbi Kristina, whose father is R&B singer Bobby Brown, was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home on January 31. She was moved by her family to hospice care on June 24.
The incident comes nearly three years after Houston, a superstar who battled substance abuse, drowned in a bathtub in Beverly Hills, California, in February 2012. Authorities have said cocaine use and heart disease contributed to her death.
Brown, was discovered by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend, the Roswell Police Department said. Gordon started CPR and police continued life-saving measures until an ambulance arrived and took her to the hospital.
Brown was taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, a suburb north of Atlanta, police said.
Doctors put her in a medically induced coma, according to CNN and other media, all of whom quoted a single source close the family, but the hospital would not confirm those reports or give any updates on her condition.
In January 2014, Brown married Gordon, who was also raised but never adopted by Houston, one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.
Houston, whose dozens of hit songs include “How Will I Know” and “I Will Always Love You,” was the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston and a cousin of pop singer Dionne Warwick.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s father, Bobby Brown, is a Grammy Award winner who started his career as frontman for the R&B group New Edition.
Both of Bobbi Kristina’s parents struggled with substance abuse, and Houston described their 15-year marriage, which ended in 2007, as drug- and alcohol-fueled. Bobby Brown was sentenced to 55 days in jail in 2013 after admitting to driving drunk in 2012.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized twice with anxiety after her mother’s death.