Bobbi Kristina Brown dead: Whitney Houston's daughter dies at 22
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has died. She was 22.
“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July 26, 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family said in statement Sunday. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
Brown had been hospitalized since Jan. 31 when was she was found unresponsive in her home’s bathtub. She was moved to hospice care in June after months of deteriorating health, according to her aunt Marion “Pat” Houston.
Born in 1993, Brown was Whitney Houston’s only child — and the singer’s occasional duet partner; Brown joined her mom onstage for a performance of “My Love is Your Love” both in 1999 and on Good Morning America in 2009.
A month after Houston died in 2012, Brown appeared on OWN’s Oprah’s Next Chapter series to talk about her mother’s death. “I can hear her voice and spirit talking to me, and telling me, ‘Keep moving, baby,'” Brown told Oprah Winfrey. “‘I’m right here, I gotcha.'”
Brown went on to star in Lifetime’s The Houstons: On Our Own, a reality show that documented the Houstons’ lives after Whitney’s death. The series ran for one 14-episode season from late 2012 to early 2013.
Both Houston and Brown’s lives were often the subject of unflattering tabloid stories, but Houston went on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009 to address some of those stories — and to talk about how her relationship with then 16-year-old Brown fared through Houston’s more tumultuous times.
“It wasn’t easy,” Houston said as Brown smiled in the audience. “But she never let go of my hand. And I never let go of hers.”