Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead at 22


Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late music legend Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on July 26, surrounded by her family, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. She was 22.

On Jan. 31, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub, and was then taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, where she was put on a ventilator to assist her breathing. She was later placed in a medically induced coma at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.

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Nearly two months later, she was moved to a rehabilitation center, where she remained until June 24, when she was moved to the hospice center.

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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)
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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"Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," Pat Houston told ET in a statement that day. "We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."

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Born March 4, 1993, in Livingston, New Jersey, Bobbi Kristina was thrust into the spotlight at an early age, but the love her mother had for her was obvious early on.

"She brings me a lot of joy," Houston told ETback in 1993. "She brings both Bobby and I a lot of joy. It's a different thing when you become a mother. It changes your whole perspective on life. You really don't live for you anymore. You're living for your children."

Between her father's string of hit songs and her mother being one of the best-selling artists of all time, as well as her parents' tumultuous relationship, as a child Bobbi Kristina became a target of tabloid scrutiny.

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Then 10 years old, she was featured on the controversial 2005 Bravo reality series Being Bobby Brown, which famously depicted the family's darker days.

After years of controversy surrounding her parents, including accusations of domestic violence and drug abuse, Bobbi Kristina's parents eventually separated in 2006. When the divorce was finalized in 2007, Houston was awarded custody of her daughter.

On Feb. 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in a bathtub in her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite.

Bobbi Kristina had been very close to her mother, often appearing with her at movie premieres, and even accompanying her on tour. She would frequently speak to press about her mother's love and support, and Houston's death reportedly hit her very hard.

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Bobbi Kristina was in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton when she was informed of her mother's death. According to reports at the time, Bobbi Kristina suffered a hysterical breakdown and had to be sedated and hospitalized. She was soon discharged after being treated for severe stress and anxiety.

Only 18 years old when her mother died, Bobbi Kristina became the sole inheritor of Houston's estate. The inheritance was estimated at nearly $115 million.

"I still feel her everywhere," Brown said on the 2012 reality show The Houstons: On Our Own. "She's still around me and that's what keeps me comfortable, is knowing that my best friend, my everything, is still with me."

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Bobbi Kristina, then 1 years old, was the apple of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's eye at an awards show. (Photo by Ron Wolfson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Bobby Brown, proudly carried his adorable 1-year-old baby down the red carpet at the Soul Train Awards in 1994.  (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were all smiles as they carried their baby girl to Bobby's 25th Birthday Party on February 4, 1994 at Tavern on the Green in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Just mama and baby! Whitney whisked her tiny tot through LAX airport during a 1995 outing.  (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
The family hits the town!  Bobby and Whitney head to New York City with Bobbi Kristina in 1995. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Like mother like daughter. Whitney and Bobbi Kristina dressed in identical white suits for the New York City premiere of Whitney's film,"The Preacher's Wife" in 1996. 

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Everybody's matching! The family color-coordinated their black and white ensembles to attend the Fourth Annual International Achievement in Arts Awards in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
She's mommy's girl. Whitney Houston brought her daughter up on stage during a concert in 1999 in New York City. (Photo by L. Busacca/Larry Busacca/Wireimage)
Later during the same show, the entire family hit the stage.  (Photo by L. Busacca/Larry Busacca/Wireimage)

The family got together for a promotional shot for their NBC show, "Being Bobby Brown." Bobbi Kristina posed on the right and held the family dog. (Photo by F. Scott Schafer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Whitney Houston leaned down to plant a big one on her baby girl during the 2001 BET Awards. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, and Bobbi Kristina headed to the the VH-1 Divas 2002 - Show. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Disney day! The whole family headed to the happiest place on earth ahead of the "The Priness Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" premiere. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)

Bobbi Kristina and Whitney matched their outfits for the 2009 American Music Awards and looked happier than ever together. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImage)

Talent runs in the family. Whitney brought Bobbi Kristina up on stage during a performance in 2009 to do a duet. Seems appeared to be on the upswing for the often troubled family.(Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

The mother-daughter duo hit the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons in stunning black mini dresses. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Romance is in the air! Bobbi Kristina Brown hit 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party in 2012 with her "adopted brother" turned boyfriend, Nick Gordon. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

Following the death of her mother in February 2012, Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown became closer than ever and cuddled up at the 'We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston' concert in October 2012. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)

In 2012, Bobbi Kristina appeared happy beside Nick Gordon. The duo got cozy at the "Sparkle" premiere.  (Getty)

The happy couple reportedly became engaged in 2013 and were all smiles at an event ahead of the 2014 Grammy Awards. This was one of the last public photos taken of the pair before Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on January 31, 2015. ( Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)

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)
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Bobbi Kristina's bond with her late mother was reminiscent of the close relationship Houston shared with her own mom, Cissy Houston. "That's a little bit of what my mother and I had," Bobbi Kristina acknowledged on The Houstons. "That's the bond that we share and we did share. We still share that bond no matter what -- even after death."

Bobbi Kristina even had deep aspirations of following in her mother's footsteps. On Jan. 29, Bobbi Kristina promised a bright future ahead, tweeting, "Let's start this career up&&moving OUT to TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!???!"

Following her mother's untimely death, Bobbi Kristina sought comfort in Nick Gordon, a childhood friend who grew up with her under the same roof.

The two began a romantic relationship, becoming engaged in October 2012, just eight months after Houston's passing. The couple claimed to have tied the knot on Jan. 9, 2014, though family representatives later said the marriage was not official. Shortly after Bobbi Kristina's hospitalization, Gordon appeared on Dr. Phil and subsequently checked into rehab after the emotional interview and left after nearly seven weeks on April 28. Following Bobbi Kristina's transition into hospice care, her court-appointed conservator filed a $10 million lawsuit against Gordon.

The discovery of Bobbi Kristina in the bathtub came just days before the third anniversary of her mother's passing. A source close to the situation told ET that Bobbi Kristina suffered from an apparent drug overdose, the circumstances of which were eerily similar to those of her mother's passing. Houston's death was ruled an accident as a result of drowning, but the medical examiner also stated that cocaine and drug-related heart disease contributed to her demise.

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