The announcement was made by a spokesman of the Houston family in a statement released on Sunday, claiming that she died while in hospital care, surrounded by her family. Brown was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Georgia home on January 31 by a friend. She was still alive when doctors arrived on scene, but they had to induce her into an artificial coma as she show significant brain damage.
Brown was moved to the Emory University Hospital three day later, where she remained in a coma, despite reports of her managing to open her eyes. Her family denied reports of her having been taken off life support in February.
Her grandmother Cissy Houston said in an interview o New York radio show in late march that she was unlikely to recover from her current state; despite claims from Bobby Brown about his daughter being conscious, Mrs. Houston said in a later statement that doctors believe Brown had irreversible brain damage.
The 22-year old’s condition continued to deteriorate, as specialists told the family that there wasn’t anything to be done in her case. She was moved from Emory to a hospice facility just over one month ago, on June 24th, where she remained hooked up to life support apparatus until Sunday.
The cause of Brown’s coma was not revealed to the public as of yet, though many believe that it could be a similar event to the death of her mother, famous singer Whitney Houston, three years prior. Houston was also found dead in a bathtub in February 2012, with a heart attack and cocaine overdose being among the confirmed reasons of death. However, a police spokeswoman first stated right after Brown was discovered unresponsive in her home that there were no reasons to believe drugs or alcohol were amongst the causes of the incident.
The 22 year old, who was looking forward towards a career as a musical performer after previously performing live with her mother on multiple occasions, appeared to be struggling with the singer’s passing in the three years since the incident. However, her last tweet before falling into the coma was apparently regarding her career and had a wishful tone, claiming that her musical career was about to start up.
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