Bobbi Kristina Brown’s face was immersed in water and she was intoxicated with a mix of marijuana, alcohol, morphine and other drugs – both conditions that caused pneumonia that led to her death, a medical examiner said in a statement released Friday morning.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy information had been sealed by court order, but it was released Friday after a judge in Atlanta granted a request by local media to unseal it.
Emergency crews found the daughter of pop icon Whitney Houston unresponsive in her suburban Atlanta home in January last year. She never regained consciousness, and died at a hospice in July.
Authorities in Georgia have always maintained they know how she died. But they never provided details because of a superior court’s order to seal the autopsy information.
Wrongful death suit
The 22-year-old was found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31, 2015. In an eerily similar twist, her music legend mother was discovered dead, facedown in a bathtub full of water three years prior.
Brown’s estate has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, alleging he beat her after an all-night “cocaine and drinking binge.” He then gave her a “toxic cocktail” that knocked her out, according to the suit.
Gordon has never been charged. His legal team has described the lawsuit as “slanderous and meritless.”