Sunday, July 26, 2015

Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobby Kristina Dies at Age 22

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. After she was found unconscious in her bathtub, the 22-year-old spent months in the hospital. She was later moved to a hospice and never regained consciousness. VPC

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the little-girl-lost daughter of the late, legendary Whitney Houston, died Sunday in an Atlanta-area hospice, nearly six months after she was found unconscious in her Georgia home. She was 22.

She never regained consciousness to explain what happened before she was found Jan. 31, face down and unresponsive in her bathtub.

"It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully," said a statement posted to Whitney Houston's Facebook page. "The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: 'The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.' "

"She is finally at peace in the arms of God," the Houston family told US Media in a statement. "We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months."

She has spent the last months in two Atlanta hospitals, a medical rehab facility and a hospice, much of the time in an induced coma and on life support.

Her Houston family relatives announced last month that her condition had continued to deteriorate and that she had been transferred to the hospice, a move usually reserved for end-of-life care for patients.

"Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate. As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."

By the afternoon of June 25, police and media cars and vans were seen parked outside the hospice as her family, including father Bobby Brown and aunt Pat Houston, gathered by her bedside.

Her death, coming a little over three years to the date after her mother's eerily similar demise, marks a double tragedy, one of the most heartbreaking of the celebrity world.

Krissi, as she was known, was found by her live-in boyfriend, Nick Gordon, and their friend Max Lomas, face down and unconscious in her bathtub on Jan. 31 at her Roswell, Ga., home.

Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department, said Brown was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation until rescuers arrived. A police statement said Gordon "started CPR and a police officer took over lifesaving measures until an ambulance arrived."

It is still not clear what happened to her or why. Police have been investigating the circumstances but have not announced their findings nor charged anyone with anything.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Thursday he had the police case file and was reviewing it with "greater interest" given the move to hospice.