Pneumonia, drug intoxication cause of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death


ATLANTA (AP) — The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta says the official cause of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death was pneumonia caused by her face being immersed in water and “drug intoxication.”

The medical examiner’s office said early Friday that marijuana and alcohol were found in her system, along with medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety.

The medical examiner said morphine was also found, adding that testing could not determine whether the morphine resulted from heroin use.

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.

Brown says it’s “unsettling” and “mind blowing” that autopsy results are being made public in the death of his daughter.

In a statement released by his lawyer early Friday, Brown said he will continue efforts with a civil lawsuit in her death and the criminal investigation.

Brown said he remains hopeful that “public indictments and prosecution” will come about in the case.

Randy Kessler, an attorney for boyfriend Nick Gordon, said he wasn’t surprised by the findings, and that Gordon has “always maintained his innocence.”

A comparison of autopsy reports for Bobbi Kristina Brown and her mother, singer Whitney Houston, shows similarities that go beyond how both women were found.

The reports say the women had used cocaine, marijuana and the same prescription drug used to treat anxiety before they were discovered face-down and unresponsive in bathtubs.

Houston was found in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just before the 2012 Grammy Awards. An autopsy determined her death was an accidental drowning.

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