Immersion in water, drugs led to Bobbi Kristina Brown's death

ATLANTA -- Bobbi Kristina Brown's face being immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, led to her death last year, a medical examiner said in a statement released Friday morning.

See Full Article

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta said the official cause of her death was pneumonia caused by the way she was found and the drugs in her system.

The 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome Jan. 31, 2015, and died in hospice care July 26.

The medical examiner's office said it reviewed medical records, investigative files and other documents to determine how Brown likely died. Marijuana and alcohol were involved in the death, along with medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety, the medical examiner's office said.

"The underlying cause of death is the condition which starts the downhill course of events leading to death and in this case is the immersion associated with drug intoxication," the medical examiner's office said in the statement.

It wasn't possible to determine whether her death was accidental or intentional, the medical examiner's office said.

"Death was clearly not due to natural causes, but the medical examiner has not been able to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes, and has therefore classified the manner of death as Undetermined."

A judge on Thursday had granted a request filed by media organizations to unseal the autopsy.

Brown's death was similar to the way her mother died.

Whitney Houston's body was found face-down in a foot of water in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just before the 2012 Grammy Awards. Authorities found prescription drugs in the suite and evidence of heart disease and cocaine in Houston's body but determined her death was an accidental drowning.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was found in the townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, an orphan three years older whom Houston had raised as her own. Brown referred to him as her husband.

Brown grew up in the shadow of her famous parents. She appeared with them in 2005 on the Bravo reality show "Being Bobby Brown" and attended award shows with her mother and father.

Houston and Bobby Brown were married 15 years before their relationship ended in 2007. Bobbi Kristina was their only child together.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Arrival director Denis Villeneuve among list of Canadians nominated for Oscars this year

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Canadians are behind some of the leading Oscar contenders this year, including London, Ont., native Ryan Gosling for his starring role in “La La Land” and Quebec director Denis Villeneuve for his sci-fi hit “Arrival.” “La La Land” has a leading 14 nominations — which is tied for the most ever with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” — while the eight nods for “Arrival” are tied for second among all films this year alongside “Moonlight. Source
  • Oscars 2017: The list of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards

    Entertainment CTV News
    List of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture: "Arrival," ''Fences," ''Hacksaw Ridge," ''Hell or High Water," ''Hidden Figures," ''La La Land," ''Lion," ''Manchester by the Sea", "Moonlight. Source
  • La La Land, Moonlight land top Oscar nominations

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    The candy-colored love letter to musicals “La La Land” has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for most nominations ever. “La La Land” has earned nods for best picture, its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, its songs and its 32-year-old writer-director, Damien Chazelle. Source
  • 'This is library!' Anti-Trump protest interruption sparks viral craze

    Entertainment CTV News
    Don't try protesting against Donald Trump at the University of Washington library, or you'll find out who's really got the power. Social media users have embraced a video of a library patron putting some vocal protesters in their place, after they loudly interrupted his studies in the university library on Friday. Source
  • Brampton pop star Alessia Car gets SNL gig

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    TORONTO - Alessia Cara is the latest Canadian performer set to take the stage for “Saturday Night Live.” The 20-year-old pop singer from Brampton, Ont., will be the comedy sketch show’s musical guest on Feb. 4. Source
  • Ryan Gosling gets Oscar nomination for 'La La Land'

    Entertainment CTV News
    Ryan Gosling has received his second career Oscar nomination. The London, Ont., native is nominated for best actor for "La La Land" -- his second such nomination after a nod for "Half Nelson" in 2007. Source
  • Canadians Denis Villeneuve, Ryan Gosling, NFB animated short get Oscar nods

    Entertainment CTV News
    Denis Villeneuve received his first-ever Oscar nomination Tuesday for directing the aliens-have-landed thriller "Arrival," which is also up for best picture and six other awards, while Ryan Gosling picked up a best acting nod, one of a leading 14 nominations for the film "La La Land. Source
  • Illinois man in celebrity-hacking case faces sentencing

    Entertainment CTV News
    CHICAGO -- A judge is scheduled to sentence an Illinois man accused of hacking into the electronic accounts of 30 celebrities and stealing private information, including nude videos and photos. Edward Majerczyk is set to appear in Chicago federal court Tuesday. Source
  • Trainspotting's Ewan McGregor snubs Piers Morgan over women's march comments

    Entertainment CBC News
    Actor Ewan McGregor was a last minute no-show on the Good Morning Britain television show because of a dispute with host Piers Morgan over recent women's marches. The star tweeted Tuesday that he pulled out when he realized Morgan was the host of the popular show. Source
  • Oscars 2017: Nominees unveiled in Hollywood this morning

    Entertainment CBC News
    Canadian actor Ryan Gosling, who starred in the modern movie musical La La Land, is among this year's nominees for the Oscars. Nominees for the world's most prominent film awards — the Oscars — are being announced in Hollywood this morning. Source