Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston, is dead following six months in a medically induced coma.
In late January, Brown was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub full of water in her Georgia home, which eerily mimicked the scene of her mother’s tragic death just three years prior.
“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, surrounded by her family,” the statement read. “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.”
Initially, the cause of Brown’s mysterious injuries was never made public, but over the last few months a number of details have emerged revealing she was under the influence the day she was found unresponsive.
Multiple sources close to People
state Brown regularly used heroine, cocaine and Xanax, in addition to having a dependency on alcohol, which intensified throughout the three years following her mother’s death. As a result, she spent a number of months “in and out” of rehab battling the addictions that contributed to her passing.
Born March 4, 1993, in Livingston, New Jersey, Bobbi Kristina was the first and only child of one of the biggest celebrity couples at the time – Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown – and her high profile parents thrusted her into the spotlight immediately.
In the mid-2000s, Brown’s profile soared even higher at the young age of 10, when her family landed a reality show, Being Bobby Brown
, which documented the darker side of the clan and exposed her parents’ explosive relationship.
But the close bond shared between mother and daughter was evident all throughout, and it’s what provided immense happiness to both Houston and her daughter.
“She brings me a lot of joy,” Houston told ET
the year Bobbi Kristina was born. “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.”
Growing up, Brown would accompany her mother to movie premieres and on tour. She would often speak to the media about her mother’s love and support, and the closeness they shared.
When news broke that Houston had passed away, her heartbroken daughter allegedly suffered a hysterical breakdown and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was sedated and hospitalized. She was later discharged after being treated for severe stress and anxiety.
“I still feel her everywhere,” Brown said about her late mother. “She’s still around me and that’s what keeps me comfortable, is knowing that my best friend, my everything, is still with me.”
More recently, Brown’s controversial love life was at the focal point of the media circus surrounding her family. Following her mother’s untimely death, she sought comfort in the arms of her brotherly childhood friend, Nick Gordon, who had lived with her and Houston since he was 12-years-old. The two became romantically involved and were eventually engaged just eight-months after Houston’s passing.
The pair said they made it official on January 9, 2014, although family representatives later attested the marriage never happened.
Shortly after Brown’s medically induced coma, tabloids began reporting Gordon was emotionally and physically abusive, and he stole over $11,000 from Brown’s bank account. In June, a court-appointed representative of Brown filed a $10 million lawsuit against Gordon for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unjust enrichment and conversion.
Gordon was also one of two people who discovered Brown lying face down in the bathtub that morning. Police say they’re treating her death like a criminal investigation, although no charges have been filed.
No word yet as to when the funeral will be held.