Inside The Whitney Houston Tragedy: How The Singer & 3 Others Around Her Died

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston in 2000.
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Nov. 19 2020, Published 12:38 p.m. ET

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Legend Whitney Houston's family is plagued by tragedy, as another person in her inner circle has passed away. Singer Bobby Brown's 28-year-old son, Bobby Brown Jr., was found dead at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Wednesday, November 18.

Police arrived at his home at 1:50 p.m., where they found the young man. The cause of death is not yet known.


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LAPD spokesman Jeff Lee said they do not believe foul play was involved. 

Bobby Jr. is the second child Brown has lost. The singer's daughter — whom he shared with with ex-wife Houston — Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away in 2015. Her “adopted brother” whom Bobbi also dated, Nick Gordon, passed away in January from a heroin overdose, while Houston died after drowning in a bathtub in 2012.

Scroll through the gallery below to learn about the unfortunate losses. 

Bobby Brown Jr.

Bobby Brown Jr.
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Bobby Brown Jr.’s cause of death is still unknown. The 28-year-old was the son of Bobby Brown and Kim Ward

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Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown at The World Premiere of SPARKLE held at The Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
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Houston’s daughter passed away in 2015 at 22 years old. She was found unconscious in the bathtub with drugs in her system. She died six months later due to brain damage from being submerged in water. 

Bobbi's boyfriend and adopted brother, Gordon, said he tried to save the budding singer. However, he was legally held responsible for her death but did not face charges. 

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Nick Gordon

Kristina Bobby Brown and Nick Gordon at the Sparkle premiere
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Gordon was taken in by Houston when was a teen and became involved with Bobbi Kristina before her death.

He passed away in January of an accidental heroin overdose.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston attends the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills
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The "I Will Always Love You" singer was found dead in 2012 in a bathtub, at just 48 years old. Houston's autopsy report showed that coronary artery disease and cocaine intoxication played a part in her death. 

Her daughter's death three years later was eerily similar to her mother's.


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