Medical records around the death of Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, show that she died from immersion in water and drug intoxication. The star’s daughter died at the age of 22 in hospice care on July 26, 2015. Since then, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cause of death has been shrouded in mystery.
As you might recall, her death came only six months after Brown was found unresponsive in a bath, leading many to question the circumstances around the star’s death.
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A statement detailing Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cause of death was released by Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta ahead of a full post-mortem report, which is due to be released eight months following her death. The details are believed to have been available for a while, however, they were only released when a judge in Atlanta issued an order on Thursday to unseal the report following several requests from the media.
The circumstances around Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death are believed to have been concluded after the medical examiner’s office reviewed medical records, investigative files, and a number of other pieces of information that reveal the circumstances around her death. No detailed conclusions were provided by the report, but it was detailed that both cannabis and alcohol were involved in Whitney Houston’s daughter’s death.
Also involved in the death was the medication that was believed to be used to treat anxiety, with the underlying cause of death being “immersion associated with drug intoxication.” That being said, one distinct conclusion made by the report was that Brown’s death was clearly not due to natural causes. However, the medical examiner was unable to confirm if the death was because of intentional or accidental causes, with several key pieces of information around the star’s death still remaining classified.
Because of the high-profile media attention around the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, it was initially requested that post-mortem documents be sealed. However, lawyers representing a number of media outlets made the argument that the order should be lifted because it was put together without a public hearing, violating the rules that post-mortem results are public records. With that in mind, the Atlanta judge was largely forced into allowing the seal on those aforementioned records to be lifted.
District attorney Paul Howard had the following to say after arguing that the reports remained sealed last year.
“We would hope that news agencies and the media receiving the report would do so with the discretion and dignity a family who has lost a loved one deserves.
“Our investigation into the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown will continue.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown is, of course, best known as the only child of Whitney Houston, who died before her daughter in 2012, drowning in a bath on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Whitney Houston was a treasured singer, with large portions of the world coming together to mourn her shocking death.
When she died last year, Bobbi Kristina Brown was buried in the Fairview cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, next to her mother.
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The release of documents around the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown is likely to cause a deal of stress for the family of the star. However, media outlets will continue to argue that the information deserves to be public knowledge. It now remains to seen what conclusions will be made when the full post-mortem into Brown’s death is released in the not-so-distant future.
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