Bobbi Kristina Brown: A protector who never got to stand on her own

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Bobbi Kristina Brown autopsy may help solve bathtub mystery.

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Authorities in Atlanta said on Monday they will conduct an autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown in hopes of determining how the daughter of late singer Whitney Houston suffered the injuries six months ago that caused her irreversible brain damage.

Whitney Houston, known as “America’s Sweetheart,” was an impossible act to follow, especially for her young daughter who described herself as an aspiring actress and singer.Whitney Houston’s daughter died on Sunday at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, surrounded by her loved ones – including her father, singer Bobby Brown. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said it would be challenging given the time between the death of the 22-year-old on Sunday and whatever incident caused her to be found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta-area home in January. “Interpretation of autopsy findings and other information will also be challenging. And today law enforcement sources told TMZ they had “amped” up the investigation and were looking into the death as a possible homicide – with Bobbi’s boyfriend Nick Gordon remaining a “person of interest”.

However, an autopsy could be helpful to address questions which may arise about the cause of her unresponsiveness and eventual death,” it said in a statement. Her voice, an ideal blend of power, grace and beauty, made classics out of songs like “Saving All My Love For You,” ”I Will Always Love You” and “The Greatest Love of All.” She earned six Grammys and starred in the films “The Bodyguard” and “The Preacher’s Wife.” Her then-husband Bobby Brown, who had a bad-boy image, also became a huge star, selling platinum records with New Edition and going solo before drugs and legal woes derailed his career. Gordon is currently estranged from the Houston/Brown family as the mysterious circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina’s death are under investigation. A $10 million civil lawsuit filed last month accused Brown’s partner, Nick Gordon, of causing her “life-threatening injuries” and of stealing from her bank account while she was in a coma.

Bobbi Kristina appeared alongside both parents in 2005 on the Bravo reality show ‘Being Bobby Brown’, which captured her parents fighting, swearing and appearing in court. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.” Boyfriend Nick, along with his friend, Max Lomas, discovered the 22-year-old unconscious performing CPR on her before calling paramedics who rushed her to hospital. The Hollywood Reporter said it revealed that Brown was “even more vulgar than the tabloids suggest,” and managed “to rob Houston of any last shreds of dignity.” Years earlier, as Houston was preparing to give birth to Bobbi Kristina, she expressly left Bobby Brown out of her will, putting everything in a trust “for the benefit of her children and more remote descendants,” according to the Houstons’ 2012 petition. According to a source, Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend learned of her death “just like everyone else did, from the Internet.” He was still in Florida with his mom at the time the news broke, the insider said, and he is not welcome at her funeral service. There she was placed in an induced coma in an attempt to save her life however they failed to overcome the complications telling Bobbi Kristina’s there was nothing more they could do.

Indeed, Gordon’s unofficial stepfather Jack Walker Jr., who was never married to Gordon’s mother but has served as a father figure in his life, told Access Hollywood that Gordon is “distraught” over Bobbi Kristina’s death. “I can’t put it into words right now,” he shared. Both sides of Bobbi’s family have accused Gordon of abusing her while police are looking into reports the couple had a violent argument before she was found in the bath. Houston brought Gordon into her family, and while she never formally adopted him or included him in the will, both teenagers called her “mom.” The threesome’s tight bond was shattered when Houston’s assistant found the singer’s lifeless body face-down in a foot of water in her bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hotel just before the Grammy Awards in 2012.

Gordon, who has now left Roswell near Atlanta where he was living with Bobbi Kristina to move to his mother’s in Florida was filmed leaving a Starbucks in Longwood, near Orlando, when he was given the documents by a process server. Authorities found prescription drugs in the suite, and evidence of heart disease and cocaine in her body, but determined her death was an accidental drowning.

Bobbi Kristina, then 18, was at the hotel and became so hysterical she had to be admitted to hospital. “She wasn’t only a mother, she was a best friend,” she told Winfrey. The sick move led to many family members being barred from her bedside with each side accusing one another of being responsible for the picture being taken. Throughout her childhood Bobbi Kristina was forced to endure her parents volatile 14-year relationship as they battled drug addiction watching them blow millions of dollars to fund their habits. Bobbi Kristina’s cousin Jerod Brown told yesterday how she was determined to become a successful singer before she died, and was about to release her first single, Guilty.

Jerod, 27, also spoke of how depressed and suicidal she had become since her mother’s death, saying: ” “She was very depressed, she would call me often and say she was dealing with her mum. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said he and his office are interested in reviewing the investigative file to determine whether any charges will be filed. In March 2008 when she was 15-years-old she reportedly tried to stab her mother before attempting to slit her own wrists, and, was subsequently admitted to a psychiatric ward.

The Houstons called Bobbi Kristina “a highly visible target for those who would exercise undue influence over her inheritance and/or seek to benefit from (her) resources and celebrity,” and urged a judge to delay how quickly she could control the money. In May, a judge appointed Bobby Brown and Pat Houston as co-guardians of Bobbi Kristina, giving them joint responsibility in decisions related to her care and medical needs.

But her untimely death revived a hunger for her music, and her name and likeness generated revenue that became part of Bobbi Kristina’s inheritance. By January 2014, the young couple who grew up as brother and sister were sharing a townhome in Roswell, Georgia, and calling themselves husband and wife. In one of her last tweets, she said, “Littlelady&yourgrowing young man @nickdgordon miss you mommy ..:’) SOmuch.. loving you more every sec. #Anniversary!” Has a comment offended you?

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