Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead At 22

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 07/26/2015 | 09:00 PM EDT

The only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has succumbed to her injuries from a drowning incident earlier this year

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has died. She was 22.


Bobbi Kristina was pronounced dead Sunday evening (July 26) in Duluth, Georgia after spending nearly six months in a medically induced coma and in hospice care. She had been found unconscious in a bathtub in her Atlanta-area home on Jan. 31 before being revived and rushed to the hospital.


"Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family," her family said in a statement to PEOPLE. "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 remains unclear what caused the tragedy, but the Roswell Police Department and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office are continuing to investigate the events that led up to Bobbi Kristina's hospitalization. They are said to be keeping an eye on her longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon, who's since been sued by Bobbi Kristina's estate over claims of physical abuse and theft.


Gordon has reportedly assembled a legal time which includes Jose Baez, best known as the defense attorney in the case against Casey Anthony. He's also enlisted the help of TJ Ward, a private investigator who worked on the search for Natalee Holloway.


Bobbi Kristina, an aspiring singer and actress, was born on March 4, 1993 as the first and only child of the famous music couple. While the pair ruled the charts-- Houston a vocal powerhouse and Brown a solo star and member of New Edition-- they remained committed to being present in Bobbi Kristina's life. As a young girl, she often joined her parents on tour and was the inspiration behind Houston's 1999 hit "My Love Is Your Love."


She also made an early appearance in the video for Brown and Houston's "Something In Common."


"She encourages me and inspires me," Houston once said of her daughter. "When I look at her eyes and I see myself, I go, 'okay, I can do this. I can do this.'"


Bobbi Kristina became a public figure in the mid-2000s as she appeared alongside her parents in the Bravo reality series "Being Bobby Brown." In recent years, she expressed interest in becoming a singer and actress, much like her mother. She made her acting debut in 2012 on Tyler Perry's show "For Better or Worse."


But as the daughter of two international stars, Bobbi Kristina dealt with her fair share of criticism for her parents' lifestyle. The fiery couple openly admitted to drug use and marital woes, which eventually led to their divorce in April 2007, with Houston receiving custody of their then 14-year-old daughter.


Bobbi Kristina endured the unthinkable when Houston, 48, died in February 2012 from an accidental drowning spurred by cocaine use and a heart condition. The details of Houston's drowning and that of Bobbi Kristina's are eerily similar in that they occurred in virtually the same manner.


At the time of her death, she was in a relationship with Gordon. While many outlets reported on the couple's marriage, Bobby Brown confirmed that his daughter never was or has been married.


Bobbi Kristina is survived by her father, stepmother Alicia Etheridge and five half-siblings.


For More of What's Good, visit ShowsEntertainment or try searching for it here.

related stories

What Would Nippy Say?!

Brandy's Mom Responds to Monica's Whitney Houston Story

One Mo' Baby

Monica Pregnancy Rumors Fueled Over the Holidays

Exclusive Premiere

Damien Escobar Releases 'Get Up And Dance' Video

Letters To Nippy

Clive Davis Releases Letter Sent To Whitney Houston

comments