The ex-fiancé of Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died of a drug overdose on New Year’s Eve, People reports. The brother of 30-year-old Nick Gordon confirmed the news in a statement. “We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother. He leaves a void in the hearts of my family and his friends. Nick’s battle in life was not an easy one,” Jack Walker Jr. wrote. “I will be forever grateful that my God afforded a small moment at the very end of Nick’s life, and I was able to hold his hand as he journeyed on.” According to The Daily Mail, Gordon suffered a series of heart attacks after he was taken to a Florida hospital during New Year’s Eve celebrations, and doctors couldn’t revive him.
Gordon was held responsible for the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, and ordered to pay $36 million in damages to her family. Brown spent six months in a coma and died in 2015 after being found unconscious in a bathtub with drugs in her system. Gordon insisted that he attempted to resuscitate Brown upon finding her in their Georgia home.