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Just over a year after being discovered unresponsive at her Atlanta home, the cause of Bobbi Kristina Brown's death has been revealed.

The 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston died from a combination of drug intoxication and drowning, a statement from the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed this morning.

Bobbi was discovered face down in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhouse on January 31, 2015. She remained on life support in hospital until June of last year, before being moved to hospice care where she passed away on July 26th.

A full autopsy report will soon be released, after a judge yesterday granted a media request for the results to be unsealed.

According to the statement released today, Bobbi had marijuana and alcohol in her system at the time of the incident, along with medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety.

TMZ report that the drugs in her system included "a cocaine-related substance called benzoylecgonine, benzodiazepines (prescription anti-anxiety meds) and morphine.

Bobbi's boyfriend Nick Gordon was last year served with a civil lawsuit by the Brown/Houston family in relation to his treatment of Bobbi before her death.

Mr Gordon, who recently completed a stint in rehab, was accused of punching his girlfriend in the face, knocking out a front tooth and dragging her upstairs by her hair.

It is also alleged that he "routinely" transferred funds "into an account controlled solely by him" without having her consent or authorisation.

Speaking to the media four months after her death, Bobbi's aunt Pat Houston said her family had known that Bobbi was in trouble with drugs and alcohol, and were hoping to send her to rehab before the January 2015 incident.

"When we really found out that Krissy [Bobbi Kristina] was in trouble, we were really making plans to do something about it… but it came too late," she said in an Entertainment Tonight interview recorded last November.

Many fans noted that Bobbi's death bore a sad resemblance to that of her mother Whitney.

The music icon was discovered submerged in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hilton in February 2012, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A devastated Bobby Brown paid tribute to his children at a Circle of Sisters Expo 2015 in New York.

He insisted that he feels “blessed” to have his children after the tragic loss of his daughter witht he late Whitney Houston, earlier this year.

He gushed about his children and paid a touching tribute to his tragic daughter, saying that he had “gained another angel to carry me through.”

I'm really blessed with my children and everything that I have to do is about that," he told WBLS' Déjà Vu.

"It's about love," he continued, "I have a lot of love around me and have a lot of love that I give. It's about that."

The 22-year old Bobbi Kristina died in July. In January she was found unresponsive face-down in a bath-tub in a townhouse in Atlanta which she had once shared with her mother.

Initially she had been treated in hospital but as her condition deteriorated further she was moved to hospice care on passed away on June 24.

Since his daughter’s death, Bobby has signed a book deal which he says has helped him to cope with the loss.

"We've been working hard on it and I'm just trying to get all the cobwebs out and trying to be as honest as possible."

"My story is really deep, but it's funny and it's a whole bunch of things. You can find humour in it. I can because I lived it.”

The book, My Prerogative, is due out in June 2016 and he also added that he intends to hit the big screen soon too:

"From my memoirs I'm doing a script for my movie, so hopefully you'll see me on the screen really soon.”

It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks…

Posted by Whitney Houston on Sunday, July 26, 2015

 

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Following the tragic death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, musician Bobby Brown has spoken publicly for the first time.

"Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time," the singer, 46, said in a statement today. "My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory.

"Our loss is unimaginable." 

He added: "We thank everyone for the prayers for Krissy and our family as we mourn my baby girl." 

Bobbi Kristina was aged just 22 when she died a hospice facility in Atlanta yesterday. 

On January 31, she was found unresponsive face-down in a bath-tub at the townhouse she once shared with her late mother, Whitney Houston. Police believe she was underwater for anywhere between two and five minutes.

Her father's words come as TMZ reports that the investigation into the circumstances that led to the young woman's death has just been made one of murder.  

Law enforcement sources told the website that police believe foul play was involved. Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, continues to be a person of interest.

Ms Brown was surrounded by her family at the time of her death. 

"Yesterday Bobbi Kristina Brown took her place in heaven," lawyers for Mr Brown also said in a statement today. "Krissy fought to get well for months, however she has [succumbed] to her injuries." 

Following his daughter's death, PEOPLE reported via a family source that Bobby contacted loved ones to share the news himself. 

"He is holding it together more than you'd expect," the source furthermore explained. "He knew it was coming.

"Of course he's very emotional, but at the same time, he knows that Krissy is in a better place now. 

"He is taking comfort in the fact that she's with her mother and that there will be no more sadness or pain. She is at peace. He knows that and is taking comfort in that." 

The Houston-Brown family had confirmed the death yesterday via a statement.

"Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July 26, 2015, surrounded by her family," it read.

"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." 

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Bobbi Kristina Brown has died aged 22 at a hospice facility in Atlanta. 

The daughter of musicians Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was surrounded by her family at the time of her death. "She is finally at peace in the arms of God," they said afterwards. 

On January 31, Ms Brown was found unresponsive face-down in a bath-tub at the Atlanta townhouse she once shared with her mother. Police believe she was underwater for anywhere between two and five minutes.

Paramedics were able to resuscitate her at the time, and she was placed in a medically induced coma and on life support. 

Although there were numerous conflicting reports and updates relating to her condition, it is believed that she never regained consciousness following the incident. 

She was initially treated in hospital, but when her condition deteriorated further, she was moved to a hospice to die on June 24.

"Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," read a family statement late last month. "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care."

Her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was earlier this month served with a €9m civil law suit in relation to Bobbi Kristina's accident.

Mr Gordon, who recently completed a stint in rehab, is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face, knocking out a front tooth and dragging her upstairs by her hair.

It is also alleged that he "routinely" transferred funds "into an account controlled solely by him" without having her consent or authorisation.

He faces no criminal charges yet, though police have said that they continue to investigate the circumstances of her hospitalisation. That investigation could now become one of murder.

At the time of Whitney's death, Bobbi Kristina, then 18, was so distraught that she needed to be hospitalised. "She wasn't only a mother, she was a best friend,' she told Oprah in the same year.

"Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family," a short Houston-Brown statement read this morning.

"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." 

It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks…

Posted by Whitney Houston on Sunday, 26 July 2015

 

One family source had recently told PEOPLE that Bobbi Kristina was "skin and bones" just prior to moving to hospice. 

"She has been losing weight, she's been losing hair. They were taking good care of her, but she has no muscle tone at all.

"There has been some worry that her organs are shutting down," the source said.

Bobbi Kristina, whose parents divorced when she was 14, was the sole benefactor of Whitney's estate when the superstar singer died at the age of 48 in February 2012. Ms Houston was also found face-down in a bathtub – at a Beverly Hills hotel. 

Cocaine and a heart condition were later ruled to have contributed to her early death, which was deemed to be an accident.

Although Whitney is one of the best-selling artists of all time, her wealth was significantly reduced by financial trouble in the latter years of her life. Indeed, it is believed that Ms Brown inherited a relatively modest sum of €18.5m.

However, since her death the singer's back catalogue has proved extremely popular, and her estate rakes in millions annually through royalties. 

Nevertheless, Bobbi Kristina, who had struggled with her own substance abuse issues, has never been in receipt of a lump sum of cash: Ms Houston decreed that her daughter should be given ten percent of her fortune at age 21, a 30 percent at 25 and then the remainder at age 30.

Less than a week before she was found unconscious, Ms Brown had taken to Twitter to express how much she missed her mother in the run-up to the three-year anniversary of the singer's death.

"Miss you mommy," she wrote, also using the hashtag #anniversary. "Loving you more every sec."

Meanwhile, well-known names from the world of entertainment have been quick to express their sorrow this morning: Oprah Winfrey, Kylie Jenner, Dr Phil McGraw, and Missy Elliot are among those offering their condolences. 

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Bobbi Kristina’s family have been banned from visiting her following reports that photos of her in a coma were taken and attempted to be sold by a member of her family.

According to reports, security guards at the hospice where Bobbi Kristina is being treated have concrete evidence that it was a member of Bobby Brown’s family that took the photos.

Sources close to the situation told TMZ that the hospice informed the family of Whitney Houston that there was incriminating evidence against the Brown family.

This, however, does not include Bobby Brown himself. Bobbi Kristina’s father has announced that he is committed to finding the person responsible for taking the photograph.

The pictures of Bobbi Kristina in a coma have been offered to a number of high profile media outlets. TMZ confirmed that they were offered the photos as did ET who revealed that the photos have an asking price of approximately €90,000.

Bobbi’s partner Nick Gordon is yet to visit her since she went into a coma in January. Reports have suggested that he has also been banned from visiting his girlfriend as Bobbi’s family claim that he was abusive towards her. 

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Last week, it was announced that Bobbi Kristina Brown would be moved from hospital into hospice care as her health has sadly continued to worsen. 

It has been reported that the 22-year-old is now off life support and is no longer being administered medication to help keep her alive.

However, it has now emerged that someone has taken a recent picture of the young woman, who is believed to be dying, and is currently trying to sell it to major US-based websites. 

TMZ has now revealed that it was approached with the image, but that they declined to purchase it.

The website said: "The photo was shopped to us… we passed. The pic is being shopped to a multitude of magazines and websites, and we're told there's interest."

The photo in question was taken earlier this week at the hospice facility near Atlanta where the daughter of Whitney Houston is staying. In the picture there is a woman, believed to be a family member, leaning over Bobbi Kristina.

TMZ reported that the person who took this photo is an "extended family member".

Bobbi Kristina has not regained consciousness since she was discovered face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in Atlanta, Georgia, at the end of January.

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Sinead O'Connor has always been an activist – and she's currently very publicly supporting Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.

Following an incident in late January at her home, the same townhouse she once shared with her late mother, 22-year-old Ms Brown is currently being cared for at a hospice facility in Atlanta.

She subsequent brain damage is believed to be extensive, and she has not been conscious in months.

In recent days, Bray-resident Sinead has changed her profile picture on Facebook to one of Bobbi Kristina. Her cover photo also shows the young woman with Whitney.

The 48-year-old, still best-known for Nothing Compares To You, has furthermore been dedicating songs to Ms Brown, who is believed to be dying.

Her first message of support was seemingly posted last Thursday, a day after Bobbi Kristina was moved to hospice care. And yesterday, Sinead posted Born Again and Somebody – both sung by R.H. Harris & His Gospel Paraders.

Sinead's fans have also been acknowledging the support she's offering.

"Whoa, what great gospel, you find the best stuff," wrote one. "I can imagine you jumping in and singing along with them… would have been pure joy. Terribly, awfully hurtful and sad situation for Bobbi Kristina, when she crosses over to the other side, her mom will be there for her again."

Another said: "Shame no one could save her, sadly this does make us all realise how sad life can be, maybe it's time to all join hands and pray for her sweet little soul." 
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Just yesterday it was reported that Bobbi Kristina Brown had been moved to hospice care after being taken off life support machines.

Her aunt Pat Houston made a statement which said; "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”

This was the first official statement made by the family about Bobbi’s condition despite countless rumours circulating about the young woman’s condition.

Since she was found face down in a bath tub at her home in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of January, there has been much discussion as to her boyfriend Nick Gordon’s involvement in her accident.

Reports are now saying that on Wednesday, conservator’s of Bobbi’s estate filed a lawsuit against Nick. According to the conservator Nick secretly stole from Bobbi’s inheritance and had physically abused her.

The accusations claim that Nick transferred funds regularly from Bobbi’s account to his own. Including a transfer of almost €10,000 after she had fallen into a coma.

The lawsuit was filed by Bedelia Hargrove who was appointed conservator of Bobbi Kristina’s financial affairs by the court. There are claims saying that Bobbi had intended to go to police to report Nick’s abuse, but she never made it to the appointment.

Instead she was found face down in her bath tub with a swollen mouth and a missing tooth. This is apparently not the first time Bobbi suffered abuse at the hands of Nick, she had previously been punched in the face and dragged around by her hair.

It is alleged that on the day of Bobbi’s accident she and Nick had gotten into a loud argument.

While the lawsuit doesn’t necessarily blame Nick for the injuries which placed Bobbi in a coma, according to TMZ the documents strongly hint at it, and police have previously been investigating Nick prior to this lawsuit being filed.

Nick was raised by Bobbi’s mother, Whitney Houston as an informal son, and following the singer’s death he and Bobbi referred to each other as husband and wife. The pair however never legally married.

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After months in hospital, Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Brown has been moved from hospital into hospice care, as he health continues to worsen.

A statement from the Houston family was released to the media today via the newsgathering outlet Associated Press. "Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate," read the message from Bobbi's aunt Pat Houston.

"As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”

It is believed that the 22-year-old has been taken off life support and all medications helping to keep her alive, and that her organs are now failing. Bobbi has not regained consciousness since she was discovered face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of January.

This is the first time Bobbi's family have made an official statement about her condition in months, despite constant unfounded rumours that the young singer was either getting better or getting worse. On numerous occasions her death was also wrongly reported in the media.

Back in March, Bobbi's father Bobby Brown told crowds at a public appearance in Texas that his daughter was "awake" and "watching" him, although he later became clear he did not mean the statement literally. The R&B star, who was married to Whitney Houston for 14 years, was said to be pushing for Bobbi to be kept on life support, though other family members had different wishes.

Bobby and Pat were appointed co-guardians of the tragically ill singer last month. The bad news comes three years after Whitney herself died following a similar incident.

The music icon was discovered submerged in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hilton in February 2012, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Despite the ongoing feud that has been raging between the Browns and the Houstons, Bobby Brown has come to the defence of his ex-sister-in-law, Pat Houston.

The 46-year-old father of Bobbi Kristina has denied sensational claims made by his sister, Leolah Brown, that Pat wanted her niece to die, because the cost of keeping her alive was dipping into Pat’s inheritance.

Sources close to Mr Brown told TMZ that “Bobby claims Leolah is making it all up and hasn’t even been around his daughter – so she has no idea what Pat’s feelings are about Bobbi Kristina’s condition.”

Leolah posted to her Facebook page earlier this week to bash Bobbi Kristina’s co-guardian.

"If Pat knew The God that I know, instead of trying to inherit my niece’s money for her personal gain, she would mind her own business and go find A JOB for herself without continuously working so hard to destroy my niece.” 

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Despite the two families disagreeing on the best course of action for the daughter of the late Whitney Houston, the source says that Bobby is furious and Leolah’s sensationalist claims have gone way too far.

Could Bobby sticking up for Pat signal the start of a possible reconciliation between the two families?

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As the heart-breaking story continues, the fate of Bobbi Kristina has yet again become unclear. 

Her mother's and father's families, the Houstons and the Browns, have been at war over the particulars of her medical treatment – and it seems they are no closer to making any firm decisions about her future.

"Bobbi Kristina remains completely unresponsive. She cannot communicate," a Houston family source told PEOPLE.com today.

"The heartbreak and the pain we feel in seeing her that way is beyond words."

However, they added – likely in response to Brown family criticisms, that "no one is trying to pull the plug. No one is saying goodbye." 

In March, the 22-year-old was moved from hospital to an Atlanta rehab facility for longer-term care. 

The Browns say she has even been removed from life-support – however, she remains unresponsive to her surroundings. She also requires a breathing tube, which was inserted into her neck three months ago. 

It seems that the Houstons want to restrict medical intervention so that she can die in peace, but the family of Bobbi Kristina's father are adamant that improvements in her condition have been noted, and that she may yet regain consciousness. 

Just days ago, reports were circulated that the daughter of Whitney Houston was being taken home so she could die in peace.

However, this has now been vehemently denied, with Bobbi’s aunt, Leolah Brown, condemning Pat Houston, Bobbi’s co-guardian. 

Pat Houston, Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina

 

Leolah revealed this week that the only child of the late Whitney does not require life-supporting machinery, and that she seems to be getting better.

“Bobbi Kristina Brown is not on life support anymore… and is continuing today to improve,” she stated in a Facebook post.

She continued: “And we will never give up on her. Hell no! Not one Brown!”

Bobby Brown's sister, Leolah

 

Leolah even sensationally claimed that Pat only wants Bobbi to die for her own personal gain.

“If Pat knew The God that I know, instead of trying to inherit my niece’s money for her personal gain, she would mind her own business and go find A JOB for herself without continuously working so hard to destroy my niece.”

Pat, 55, has yet to respond.

Bobbi Kristina was found face down and unresponsive in a bath tub on January 31. It is believed that her doctors are of the opinion that she has suffered extensive and irreversible brain damage. 

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The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown have reportedly accepted that she will not regain consciousness. It is believed that the brain damage she suffered six months ago is simply too extensive to ever see her recover. 

The 22-year-old was found unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31. 

Now, in breaking news, it is being suggested that her family are finally eager to bring her home so she can die in peace.

The Mirror says that she could shortly be brought back to the Georgia townhouse she once shared with her late mother, Whitney Houston.

"That was her home and her mum’s home. If they can bring her back it would be great," a hospital source told Radar Online last month.

“Let her be home and surrounded by beautiful photos of her mum," they added. "It’s as good as it gets in such a bad situation.”

The website says that the young woman's aunt and uncle, Pat and Gary Houston, are particularly keen to let her die in peace, and that they have already begun preparing the house for her arrival.

However, other family members are less convinced that her musician father will so easily go along with their plans.

"Bobby is never going to take her off life support," a further source told People

Whitney Houston drowned in her bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel on February 11, 2012. She was 48. A postmortem later revealed that heart disease and cocaine abuse were contributing factors to her death.

Bobbi Kristina was the sole-benefactor of her mother's estate, and is now worth €18m. The sum is relatively paltry given Whitney's huge international successes over a career spanning almost 30 years, however, the singer was thought to have struggled financially towards the end of her life.

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