Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away today (July 26) at the age of 22, in Duluth, Georgia.
The only child of the late singing legend Whitney Houston, Bobbi-Kristina Brown died today surrounded by family at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia.
Check out MORE pictures of Bobbi Kristina through the years plus find out how Bobbi's best friend is helping authorities investigate allegations that Nick Gordon was physically and mentally abusive towards Bobbi Kristina.
It should be noted that Whitney Houston died in a similar fashion. The legendary singer was found unconscious in a bathtub in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012. Whitney was pronounced dead that same day.
Bobbi Kristina initially was taken to the North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia. She was reportedly in a coma and breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. Three days later, her father, R&B singer Bobby Brown moved Bobbi Kristina to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sometime in March, Bobbi Kristina was reportedly moved from Emory University Hospital to an undisclosed rehabilitation facility. She was finally moved to the Peachtree Christian Hospice last month.
I am sincerely sadden to hear that Bobbi Kristina passed away. Even before her birth on March 4, 1993, I was somewhat aware of her. I idolized her mother Whitney Houston as a little girl growing up in Washington, DC, and so I always made sure to tune into Entertainment Tonight as a kid to hear the latest Whitney news.
When Whitney announced her pregnancy in the media, after suffering a previous miscarriage on the set of the blockbuster movie, The Bodyguard, I was happy to hear the good news.
Whitney truly loved Bobbi Kristina and it was evident in the fact that after Bobbi's birth, whenever you saw Whitney, you saw Bobbi Kristina -- either in Whitney's arms or not far behind.
Over the years I watched Bobbi Kristina go from the adorable little girl featured in Whitney's My Love Is Your Love music video to becoming a pre-teen and the voice of reason on her father's hysterical reality show, Being Bobby Brown.
|The Brown family at an amusement park during the filming of the Being Bobby Brown reality show|
In recent years, Bobbi Kristina appeared to be struggling with the death of her mother. Bobbi was also estranged from her father Bobby Brown following Whitney's death but reunited with her dad on Father's Day of June 2014.
Then Bobbi Kristina's aunt/the executor of Whitney's estate, Pat Houston thought it would be a great idea to sign the family up for a reality show shortly after Whitney's death.
In addition Bobbi Kristina was reportedly in a troubled relationship with a
Sidebar: Nick Gordon, how the f__k you going to get up on Dr. Phil with your equally shady a__ mama (where did this broad even come from, since Nick was steady claiming that Whitney had practically adopted him and he didn't have a family), hootin' and hollerin' about how you want to be with Bobbi Kristina and her family wont let you see her at the hospital.
And yet, NOT one SINGLE f__king tear was shed from your eyes the ENTIRE time you was performing on Dr. Phil, chump! #Fugazi
Actress/choreographer/soon-to-be former co-host of The View, Rosie Perez explained that she believed a recently aired
Last July, Bobbi Kristina took to her Twitter page to bash actress Angela Bassett, who was hired as the director of that garbage a__ movie.
I agree with Rosie! I think that disrespectful a__ Lifetime tv movie was likely the breaking point for Bobbi Kristina. The disastrous movie premiered exactly two weeks (January 17) to the day Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in her bathtub at her Roswell home.
Whitney's mother, singer Cissy Houston even spoke out against the tv movie and questioned the authenticity of Angela Bassett's friendship with her daughter Whitney.
The two women starred in the film adaption of author Terry McMillan's New York Times best-selling book, Waiting to Exhale, back in 1995.
|Actress Angela Bassett|
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Cissy explained,
"In the two years since Whitney's death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn't know her. We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered by people who did not know her. Please please let her rest."
|Cissy and Whitney! Those roses though... it was the 90s so I guess.|
In related news, Bobbi Kristina's long-time best friend Bess Beckman is assisting the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) into allegations that Nicki Gordon was physically and mentally abusive towards Bobbi Kristina.
One of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s best friends, Bess Beckmann, is working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to probe into the claims that the 22-year-old’s boyfriend Nick Gordon abused her physically and mentally, the Inquisitr reported Friday. The report added that Gordon lost his temper and beat her several times when she told him that she was planning to get her career started in Los Angeles. Bobbi Kristina also wrote on Twitter about her plans a day before the tragedy.
Bobbi Kristina's family released a statement this evening regarding her passing.
"Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July 26, 2015, surrounded by her family. 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."
I pray that you are finally at peace Bobbi Kristina and in the loving embrace of your mother. God bless you.
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The memorial services for 22-year old Bobbi Kristina Brown took place at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, this past Saturday (August 1) and unfortunately there was drama during the service.
Bobbi Kristina's aunt Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobby Brown, was escorted out of the service after she made an outburst.
According to Entertainment Tonight,
, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, was thrown out of the memorial service after interrupting as she was walking up to the podium to speak, causing a stir inside St. James United Methodist Church, ET has learned. Leolah yelled, "How dare you? How dare you?" Filmmaker a friend of the family, quickly jumped into action, crossing through the aisles to get to Leolah, calming her down before helping escort her outside.
Outside of the service, Leolah told the press that "Whitney will haunt Pat Houston from the grave."
Pat Houston is the second wife of Whitney Houston's brother Gary. Pat was also appointed co-executor of Whitney's estate. Cissy Houston is also an executor of her late daughter's estate.
Watch the video below of Leolah addressing the press.
Reportedly a few days before the memorial services for Bobbi Kristina, her former boyfriend Nick Gordon wrote an email to Bobby Brown and Pat Houston pleading to be allowed to attend the service. However, Gordon's request was denied.
"I loved Krissi with all my heart and I am destroyed that she is gone and I need to say goodbye,” Gordon wrote. "Krissi loved me very much and she would want me there."
To compound matters, Bobby Brown's wife Alicia Etheredge allegedly suffered a seizure at her hotel in Georgia after Bobbi Kristina's memorial service and was rushed to the hospital.
Bobby and Alicia welcomed their second child last month (July 9), a baby girl named Bodhi Jameson Rein Brown. The couple also have a 5-year old son named Cassius Brown.
Part of me wanted Leolah to elaborate on her statements regarding Pat Houston and the other part of me wanted her to get the f__k on and stop with the foolishness.
It's a shame that the Houston and Brown family couldn't put aside their differences for one day to memorialize Bobbi Kristina. Hopefully, Bobbi Kristina is finally at peace.
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