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Results of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy reveal water, drugs led to her death

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Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA — Drug intoxication and immersion in a bathtub of water led to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death months later from pneumonia and brain disease, a Georgia medical examiner said Friday after a judge allowed him to release the findings.

Left unanswered, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said, is whether the 2015 death of Whitney Houston’s daughter was intentional or accidental.

The findings strengthen an eerie link between the deaths of Bobbi Kristina, 22, and her pop icon mother three years earlier.

Emergency crews found Bobbi Kristina unresponsive in her suburban Atlanta home in January 2015, and she died at a hospice in July, having never regained consciousness.

Whitney Houston, in 2012, was found dead face-down in a tub of water — a death ruled as an accidental drowning, complicated by cocaine use.

Authorities in Georgia have always maintained they know how the younger Brown died. But they never provided details because of a superior court’s order to seal the autopsy information.

That changed this week after a judge in Atlanta granted a request by local media to unseal Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy results.

Judge Henry Newkirk, who granted the motion, said he doesn’t “think there is anything particularly earth shattering in the report,” CNN affiliate WGCL reported.

Wrongful death suit

Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31, 2015.

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.”


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