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.
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 ET back 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.”
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.”
The discovery of Bobbi Kristina in the bathtub came just days before the third anniversary of her mother’s passing.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
“She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family said. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
Whitney Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick kept her scheduled appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday night and talked to host Andy Cohen about the loss.
“She was a sweetheart, and she will be missed, that’s for sure,” the singer said.
On June 24, Bobbi Kristina’s court-appointed representative sued Gordon, accusing him of misrepresenting his relationship with Bobbi Kristina.
The complaint accused him of being violent toward her and taking more than $11,000 from her account while she was in a medically induced coma.
The lawsuit also accused Gordon of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unjust enrichment and conversion.