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Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22, investigation in the works

After spending months in a coma, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late pop diva Whitney Houston and performer Bobby Brown, died in Peachtree Christian Hospice in Atlanta Sunday. She was 22.

A rep for the Brown family said in a statement Sunday that she is “finally at peace in the arms of God,” LA Times reports. They continued by thanking everyone for their “love and support” over the last few months.

An autopsy will be needed to determine the cause of the young Brown’s death, authorities said Monday. Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement that the time elapsed since she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub of the home she shared with her partner Nick Gordon in January will “complicate” efforts to determine how it happened, New York Times reports.

The examiner’s office also said that the “interpretation of autopsy findings” will be “challenging.” However, the results should contribute to “the cause of her unresponsiveness” in what police described as a drowning.

The incident eerily occurred almost three years to the date that her mother drowned in a bathtub in Beverly Hills.

The medical examiner did not say when the autopsy would be completed but said that lab testing could take up to several weeks. The Roswell Police Department will continue their investigation in the meantime.

Houston’s daughter was loved by millions, and it shows in the world of social media. Tributes have filled the web, and many of them focus on Bobbi Kristina reuniting with her mother in heaven.

In addition, there has been an outpouring of love, support and prayers for singer Cissy Houston who has now lost a daughter and granddaughter. And fans expressed their concern for Bobby Brown, who has had to endure a devastating wait for a heartbreaking loss.

Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Selma director Ava DuVernay, Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliot, Kylie Jenner and more joined fans to express their condolences, CNN reports.

Elliot tweeted, “My heart is truly heavy. May u rest in peace with your mommy #BobbiKristina sending prayers 2 the Brown/Houston family.”

And DuVernay wrote, “She seemed to be caught in the web of celebrity upon arrival. Twenty two years. A sad end. May the sister have peace now. #BobbiKristina.”

About Meredith Rodefer

Meredith Rodefer
Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: meredith.rodefer@youthindependent.com