Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday at the age of 22, according to a statement from her family. The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown had been at an Atlanta-area hospice care facility for more than a month.
"She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months," the family said.
Brown was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma shortly after being found face-down in a bathtub inside her suburban Atlanta home on the morning of January 31. She remained in the coma until April 18, when her father announced on his Instagram that she was "awake."
On June 24, Pat Houston released a statement on behalf of the Houston family, saying that Bobbi Kristina "has been moved into hospice care."
"Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," the statement read. "We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."
Less than a month later, a large tent went up at the hospice facility, flush with the back of the building. TMZreported that the mysterious tent was there “very possibly to prevent photogs from taking pics of something that is about to happen.”
Born on March 4, 1993, in Livingston, New Jersey, Brown grew up in her famous parents’ spotlight. Starting at a very young age, she had joined her legendary singer mom on stage numerous times for performances and award shows.
When Brown was only a few months old, Houston accepted the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist in 1994 with her baby in her arms. In 2009, the teenager performed with her mom on “Good Morning America.”
“Having Bobbi Kristina… I could never do anything that could top that,” Houston told Rolling Stone magazine. “When I gave birth to her and when they put her in my arms, I thought, ‘This has got to be it. This is the ultimate.' I haven't experienced anything greater.”
Brown was very close with her mother. After her parents separated in 2007, Houston received custody of her daughter, and the two formed a tight bond, according to the Root. Despite reportsof Brown’s physical attack on her mother and a suicide attempt, the two were often called best friends.
Her relationship with her father, on the other hand, was more strained. After Houston’s passing in 2012, she became estranged from her dad and took on her mom’s last name, according to Hollywood Life.
Houston died more than three years before her daughter did, and the two were found in almost identical circumstances before their deaths: Facedown in a bathtub, not breathing. Following her mother’s passing, Brown -- who had just finished high school -- became inconsolable and was hospitalized twice for stress.
Throughout her childhood, her parents’ drug problems and their unstable marriage were a big source of stress for Brown. Some of her parents’ fights were captured on the reality TV show “ Being Bobby Brown,” where Krissy (as her family called her) made several appearances. In addition, the couple’s former chauffeur Al Bowman told the Daily Mail in 2014 he had watched his “employers doing crack cocaine in front of their young daughter.”
Eventually, Brown developed a substance dependency of her own. She was seen drinking and appeared intoxicated at times during filming of her family’s reality TV show, “ The Houstons: On Our Own.”
"Bobbi Kristina will be the first person to say that she has used in the past, and that she dealt with a lot of pressure from growing up in the spotlight," a family friend tells People magazine.
"Of course I worry about her," said Cissy Houston, Brown’s maternal grandmother, according to People. "It doesn't mean that she is going to follow her [mother's] same path. She could but anybody could. I don't want to jinx her. I'm trying to make sure she doesn't."
In the last several months of her life, however, Brown’s family friend says she was trying to straighten out. “I know how my mother died, and I've learned from her mistakes,” Brown told the friend.
In 2013, Brown shocked her family and fans by announcing her marriage to Nick Gordon, whom she had considered to be “like a brother” to her before the two started dating. On January 9, 2013, the 20-year-old tweeted:
But a few days after Brown was admitted to the hospital, her father's attorney denounced the couple's marriage, saying the two never actually tied the knot.
“To correct earlier reports, Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon,” Christopher Brown told the media on February 3.
After searching through records in every state, CNN couldn't find a marriage license or any legal document confirming that Gordon and Brown are legally married.
Bobbi Kristina was Houston’s only child and the fifth child of Bobby Brown. She was also related to singers Dee Dee and Dionne Warwick through her mother’s family, and gospel singer CeCe Winans was her godmother.