Bobbi Kristina Brown: New book claims celebrity offspring was drug-addicted by age 14

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Cissy Houston on Bobbi Kristina BrownThe life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was even more tragic than many suspected, if the claims in a new book are to be believed.

Ian Halperin's unauthorized biography "Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame" paints the daughter of late singer Whitney Houston and R&B star Bobby Brown, as a wild child who grew up without the guidance of her mother because Houston was too consumed by her own drug problems.

The book also claims that Bobbi Kristina was "addicted to drugs" and "suicidal" by age 14.

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Houston died in 2012 at age 48, while Brown, 22, was found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her Georgia home in January. Her grandmother, Cissy Houston, has said that Brown has "global irreversible brain damage" and is "not progressing at all."

Halperin's book claims Bobbi Kristina was running with a troubled crowd, including boyfriend Nick Gordon, just before she fell ill.

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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. (Photo: Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com via ALamy)
Entertainer Bobby Brown, right, stands outside of Emory Hospital in Atlanta where his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is being treated, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Bobby and the late Whitney Houston, has been hospitalized since Jan. 31 after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at a suburban Atlanta home. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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)
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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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"The crowd she hung out with was out of control," a friend of Brown's told Halperin, in an excerpt published by the New York Daily News. "The past couple of years she hung with a bunch of crazies, they were wild and reckless."

Brown was rushed to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia on Jan. 31. She was later moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and reportedly transferred to a medical rehabilitation facility at the end of March.

Halperin, whose previous works include "Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson" and "Who Killed Kurt Cobain?" says he spent months working on "Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame." The book will be released on June 9 by Gallery Books.

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