Bobby Brown Jr. has died. The artist’s son passed away at age 28, according to TMZ.
“A source close to the family tells TMZ Bobby Jr. was found dead Wednesday in his home in the L.A. area. Police are still at the house, and our sources tell us, at this point, they do not believe there was foul play involved,” TMZ reported.
Brown is survived by his parents, Kim Ward and Bobby Brown. He also had six siblings, including his half-sister, the late Bobbi Kristina Brown. As reported by The Inquisitr, the 22-year-old was discovered “unconscious in a bathtub” and died while in hospice care six months later in July 2015. It was found that her death was caused “by pneumonia, brought on by water immersion and drug toxicity.”
People magazine noted that Jr.’s older half-brother, Landon, honored him on social media earlier today. He had uploaded an artistic picture to Instagram which showed the 28-year-old pressing his palms together as if he were praying.
“I love you forever King,” read the caption of the post.
Quite a few of Landon’s followers flocked to the comments section with an outpouring of support. The photo has amassed over 1,000 likes and 187 comments within just three hours.
“Wow! This is so sad sorry for the loss of your brother,” wrote one commenter, along with two crying face emoji.
“Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family,” added another social media user, along with a string of prayer hands and heart emoji.
Bobby Brown Jr. Was Following In His Father’s Footsteps
Like his father and his late ex-stepmother, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown Jr. was musically inclined. Earlier this year, he released the song “Heart on Ice” featuring Young Opb and Ben Jayne. The song’s music video currently has over 36,000 views on YouTube.
He also had shared a brief clip from an upcoming music video for his song “Say Something” in an Instagram post uploaded on September 23.
“‘Say Something’ dropping soon! For now enjoy this teaser. Love y’all,” wrote the 28-year-old in the caption, followed by a Saturn, bat, and black heart emoji.
His other singles that are available to listen to on Spotify include “Twisted,” “Selfish,” and “Blowing Loud.”
He Expressed Anger On Twitter Following His Half-Sister’s Death
In July 2015, Billboard reported that Bobby Brown Jr. had taken to Twitter to express his anger following Bobbi Kristina’s death. In five tweets, he noted that he was upset he had gained a significant Twitter following due to her passing.
“People really dont [sic] give a f*** about you unless your relevant, and they don’t love you till your famous or gone. I don’t want these follows,” read one of the impassioned tweets.
Bobby Brown Jr. Expressed Pride For His Dad
Bobby Brown Jr. shared words of pride about his dad — whose career has spanned nearly 40 years — on social media. In a September 2018 Instagram post, the musician promoted an upcoming single and made reference to Bobby Brown’s biopic The Bobby Brown Story.
“I’m beyond proud of my father, the KING,” read a portion of the caption.