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Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown wearing Bobbi Brown Eyewear and Nick Gordon wearing Polaroid PLUS sunglasses with the Solstice Sunglasses and Safilo USA display at the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown wearing Carrera by Jimmy Choo sunglasses with the Solstice Sunglasses and Safilo USA display at the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown remains hospitalized after being discovered face down in a bathtub. Get the latest.
According to sources connected with the family, Whitney Houston 's daughter Bobbi Kristina has "significantly diminished" brain function and doctors have told her family it does not look good. As TMZ previously reported, the 21-year-old was found face down in her bathtub Saturday and not breathing. She was revived and taken to the hospital where she was placed in a medically-induced coma. Bobbi Kristina's dad, Bobby Brown , is at her bedside.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
Oct. 22, 2012 - New York, New York, U.S. - BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN attends the premiere party for the new reality show 'The Houstons: On Our Own' premiere party held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Aug. 16, 2012 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Bobbi Kristina Brown attending the Los Angeles premiere of ''Sparkle'' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on August 16, 2012. 2012(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Oct. 22, 2012 - New York, New York, U.S. - BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN attends the premiere party for the new reality show 'The Houstons: On Our Own' premiere party held at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. (Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Singer Whitney Houston, right, sings with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown during a performance for 'Good Morning America' in Central Park on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - 9/1/09 One of the most honored female artists of all time, Whitney Houston is making her first television appearance in over seven years on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 (7-9 a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Her free performance was taped in New York City's Central Park, 9/1/09. GM09 (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) WHITNEY HOUSTON joined onstage by daughter BOBBI KRISTINA
Singer Whitney Houston, right, sings with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown during a performance for 'Good Morning America' in Central Park on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Lauren Bacall, left, greets Bobbi-Christina daughter of Bobby Brown, right, and Whitney Houston during the 4th Annual International Achievement In Arts Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998. The award show was to benefit the Whitney Houston For Children, Inc. and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. (AP Photo/Michael Caulfield)
Whitney Houston, right, thanks the crowd after being honored with a lifetime achievement award at the first BET awards Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at a hotel in Las Vegas. The BET Awards are given to black entertainers and athletes in music, film and sports categories. The 15 awards were voted by record label executives, media and fans. Her mother, Cissy Houston, left, and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, center, presented her award. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Officers Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2012, responded to a call about a black Chevrolet Camaro that slid off the road and landed in a ditch in Alpharetta. They found 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown standing beside her damaged car near her home. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
US singer Whitney Houston and her huband bobby Brown attend welcoming ceremony hosted by the polygamous Black Hebrew sect 30 May 2003 in the southern Israeli town of Dimona. Houston is in Israel for a week to make a recording with the sect. AFP PHOTO MEIR AZULAI ISRAEL OUT (Photo credit should read MEIR AZULAI/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Whitney Houston attends in a welcoming ceremony as a guest of honor for the polygamous Black Hebrew sect 30 May 2003 in the southern Israeli town of Dimona. Houston is in Israel for a week to make a recording with the sect. AFP PHOTO/Tal COHEN ISRAEL OUT (Photo credit should read TAL COHEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown at event, New York, 1998. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 17: A view outside New Hope Baptist Church, one day before Whitney Houston funeral service on February 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu / Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attends the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Pat Houston (L) and Bobbi Kristina Houston-Brown accept the Millennium Award on behalf of Whitney Houston onstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Pat Houston (L) and Bobbi Kristina Houston-Brown accept the Millennium Award on behalf of Whitney Houston onstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC)
SAM REMO, ITALY - FEBRUARY 8: Whitney Houston attends The San Remo Pop Festival, on February 8, 1987 in San Remo, Italy. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
Daily News front page February 12, 2012, Headline: WHITNEY DEAD Found in L.A. hotel room. Whitney Houston (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Daily News front page February 19, 2012, Headline: WHITNEY GOES HOME 'Singing With Angels' Whitney Houston funeral (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Singer Whitney Houston. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Dawn Lewis, singer Whitney Houston and Reverend Jesse Jackson attend the ''Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration' Television Special on November 13, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
American singer Whitney Houston, June 1988 (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Married singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem during the pregame show at Super Bowl XXV while tens of thousands of football fans wave tiny American flags in an incredible outburst of patriotism during the Persian Gulf War on 01/27/1991. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 14: Mourners leave messages outside New Hope Baptist Church on February 14, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. Whitney Houston's body is being held at Whigham Funeral Home before the funeral on Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church. PHOTOGRAPH BY Laurentiu Garofeanu/ Barcroft USA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown wearing Carrera by Jimmy Choo sunglasses with the Solstice Sunglasses and Safilo USA display at the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: TV Personality Bobbi Kristina Brown attends 'The Houstons: On Our Own' Series Premiere Party at Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Singer Cissy Houston and TV Personality Bobbi Kristina Brown attend 'The Houstons: On Our Own' Series Premiere Party at Tribeca Grand Hotel on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Bobbi Kristina Brown, right, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala exhibition, New York, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
Whitney Houston at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala exhibition, New York, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
CANADA - AUGUST 22: Whitney Houston (Photo by Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Married singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 5: Singer Whitney Houston attends the press conference to announce her new album 'My Love is Your Love' on November 5, 1998 at Sony Music Studios in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Singer Whitney Houston (R) and her husband singer Bobby Brown (L) arrive at the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 13 September at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. AFP PHOTO Lucy NICHOLSON/mn (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
FRANCE - JULY 06: Concert Of Whitney Houston At Bercy in Paris, France on July 06, 1998. (Photo by Alain BENAINOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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ROSWELL, Georgia (AP) -- The parallels are haunting: Bobbi Kristina Brown and her mother, Whitney Houston, were both found face-down in bathtubs as the music industry prepared for the Grammy Awards.

Both lived in the constant glare of entertainment industry attention, both struggled with drugs; both married men criticized by family and friends as wrong for them.

As the pop star's 21-year-old daughter lay hospitalized Monday, police in Roswell, Georgia, issued a very brief incident report, saying officers were called Saturday in response to her "drowning" at her home in suburban Atlanta. Her husband, Nick Gordon, was at the scene and tried to revive her while a friend called 911.

"Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family," a Houston family statement said Monday. "We are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and we greatly appreciate your continued support."

EARLIER: Police say no visible drugs at Bobbi Kristina Brown's house, details remain short

With no details forthcoming from police or family about her condition or what may have caused the tragedy, many people looked to see what she's been posting online. Her last tweet, from Thursday, reflected obvious frustration over her failure to break out as an entertainer: "Let's start this career up&&moving OUT to TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!jQuery1910928593970136717_1422919891798?!"

Two days later, her non-responsive body was discovered, in circumstances eerily similar to her mother's death.

On Feb. 11, 2012, just before the Grammys, Houston's assistant found the singer's lifeless body face-down in a foot of water. Authorities found a dozen prescription drug bottles in the Beverly Hills Hotel suite and listed heart disease and cocaine use as contributors, but concluded that she accidentally drowned.

Bobbi Kristina, then 18, became so distraught that she needed to be hospitalized.

"She wasn't only a mother, she was a best friend," she told Oprah shortly after her mother's death in 2012.

Bobbi Kristina identified herself on Twitter as "Daughter of Queen WH," "Entertainer/Actress" with William Morris & Co., and "LAST of a dying breed." But her mother was an impossible act to follow.

Houston had her first No. 1 hit at 22, and then a flurry of No. 1 songs, selling more than 50 million records in the United States alone. Her voice, an ideal blend of power, grace and beauty, made classics out of "Saving All My Love For You," `'I Will Always Love You," `'The Greatest Love of All" and "I'm Every Woman." Her six Grammys joined many other awards.

Bobbi Kristina inherited her mother's entire estate, but not her voice. Aside from her family's short-lived reality TV show "The Houstons: On Our Own," she has mostly appeared in online "selfies" and images captured by paparazzi.

She told Oprah she wanted to sing, act and dance, like her mother - and that she was coping as best she could.

But in the years after her mother's death, she mostly made headlines for drug use, weight loss and family disputes, failing to escape the tumult she had known all her life.

Houston met R&B star Bobby Brown at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1989. The gifted singer and her bad boy partner married in 1992, much to the dismay of Houston's family. It was a toxic relationship, characterized by domestic violence and drugs. A year later, she gave birth to Bobbi Kristina, and by the time she was a toddler, Houston told S2SMagazine that she was a "functioning junkie." Her husband's struggles with addiction also have been also well-chronicled. Around 2002, the family decamped to the Atlanta area, drawn to a healing service by a singer-turned evangelical preacher.

Houston's love for her only child was evident throughout. She sang "Happy Birthday" to Bobbi Kristina while on Oprah, and often brought her on stage.

The girl made a few appearances on "Being Bobby Brown," the reality show that infamously captured her parents fighting, swearing and appearing in court. The Hollywood Reporter said "not only does it reveal Brown to be even more vulgar than the tabloids suggest, but it manages at the same time to rob Houston of any last shreds of dignity."

Soon, Gordon joined the family. Houston never formally adopted him, but he became like a brother to Bobbi Kristina.

Houston took the kids with her when she sought rehab in California in 2004, and then divorced Brown in 2007.

The pair who had called each other big brother and little sister went public with their romance about a month after Houston's death.

Later that year, Houston's mother Cissy and sister-in-law Patricia were so concerned that others would prey on the young woman's fortune that they petitioned a judge to delay part of the inheritance, and Bobbi Kristina agreed.

The young couple's announcement of their marriage in January 2014 troubled some members of the family. Her aunt Patricia Houston soon obtained a restraining order against Gordon, effective through April 2015.

"Damn, lol, it's incredible how the world will judge you 4ANY&EVERYthing," Bobbi Kristina tweeted last March.

But by September, Patricia Houston was praising her niece.

"I'm very proud of Krissy. You know, young people today are up against so much with social media and everything else that presents itself to them, and they have to use everything within their power to stay abreast and to keep a foundation, and that's what the family does," Patricia Houston told the Associated Press. "We try to be there for her, just to try to guide and direct her."

Throughout, Bobbi Kristina expressed love for her husband. Just last week, she tweeted again: "Littlelady&yourgrowing young man (at)nickdgordon miss you mommy ..:') SOmuch.. loving you more every sec. (hash)Anniversary!"


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