Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-fiance, dies of reported drug overdose on New Year's Day

Nearly four years after the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, her ex-fiance, Nick Gordon, has died in Florida of a reported drug overdose. He was 30. 

Gordon's brother, Jack Walker Jr., confirmed the news to People on Wednesday, saying in a statement, "We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother. He leaves a void in the hearts of my family and his friends. Nick’s battle in life was not an easy one. I will be forever grateful that my God afforded a small moment at the very end of Nick’s life, and I was able to hold his hand as he journeyed on."

DailyMail reports that Gordon suffered a number of heart attacks and was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit at Altamonte Springs Hospital, where he died of a suspected drug overdose.

On Facebook, Walker Jr. mourned the death of his brother, writing: "GOD WHY I DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEAR'S."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown attend 'We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on October 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown (L) 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 Imeh Akpanudosen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Kohen/WireImage)
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)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 23: Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown are seen in Manhattan on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown attend 'We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on October 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Nick Gordon attends 'We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on October 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Kohen/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)
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)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 16: Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the premiere of 'Sparkle' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 16, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: TV Personalities Nick Gordon and 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)
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In another post, he wrote: "All I can do I cry."

Walker Jr. later shared a lengthier message along with several photos of Gordon. "New Year's didn’t have to start like this and you just told me you HAD to see me for New Years but I’m blessed I got to talk to you last night," he wrote in part. "You will forever be my best friend, nobody will ever take your place."

I love you so much big brother I hope you heard me talking to you at your bedside you are with me and I can feel it I...

Posted by Junior Walker on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

News of Gordon's death comes several years after he was ordered to pay over $36 million in the wrongful death suit of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face down in a bathtub in her Georgia home on Jan. 31, 2015. After spending nearly six months in a coma, she died in hospice care last July 26, 2015 at the age of 22.

ET has reached out to Walker Jr. for comment. 

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