It was a tragic finish for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s former boyfriend Nick Gordon. The 30-year-old died of a reported drug overdose yesterday morning (Jan. 1) in Florida. Jack Walker Jr., his brother, instructed PEOPLE in an announcement, “We’re devastated by the lack of my stunning brother. He leaves a void within the hearts of my household and his buddies. Nick’s battle in life was not a simple one. I can be ceaselessly grateful that my God afforded a small second on the very finish of Nick’s life, and I used to be capable of maintain his hand as he journeyed on.”
Nick Gordon was a household pal of Whitney Houston and reportedly started residing with the late pop icon when he was 12 years previous. Whitney allegedly checked out Nick Gordon “like her son,” and he usually mentioned he known as her mother. When Gordon started relationship Houston’s daughter, Bobby Kristina, shortly after her mother’s demise, it raised plenty of eyebrows, not simply due to the household connections (Whitney by no means formally adopted Gordon, however her mom, Cissy Houston, as soon as known as the connection “incestous”) but additionally as a result of many believed Gordon to be a foul affect on the susceptible younger lady.
After Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2011, Bobbi Kris and Nick Gordon reportedly received nearer. Their relationship was featured on the truth present The Houstons: On Our Personal, which premiered Could 11, 2012. By October of 2012, the 2 have been engaged. Nonetheless, they by no means married. Gordon claimed Whitney Houston at all times needed them to marry.
ABC reported in 2015, “Gordon was by no means legally adopted by the singer nor was he left something in her will. As an alternative, Houston left her whole property to her solely youngster, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who has to attend till she’s 30 to inherit every part.”
There have been stories of home violence within the relationship. Tragically, on January 31, 2015, Nick Gordon and his pal Max Lomas discovered Bobbi Kristina unconscious within the bathtub within the Atlanta dwelling she shared with Gordon. (Houston was present in almost equivalent circumstances when she died years earlier.) After a number of months in a coma, Bobbi Kristina died on July 26, 2015, at 22 years previous.
Max Lomas died in 2018 of a reported drug overdose. He was 28 years previous.
Gordon stayed within the headlines for all of the mistaken causes. In 2015, he did a disturbing interview with Dr. Phil the place he gave the impression to be on medicine. He even threatened suicide, see under:
In September of 2016, Gordon was discovered liable within the wrongful demise case of Bobbi Kristina Brown. He was ordered to pay $36 million to Brown’s property.
Gordon’s closing put up on social media was on March four, 2017 — wishing Bobbi Kristina Brown a contented birthday.
In March of 2018, Gordon was accused of home violence by his girlfriend on the time, Laura Leal. One month later, in April, she denied being hit by Gordon, and no costs have been introduced in opposition to him.
The Day by day Mail stories that Gordon suffered a number of coronary heart assaults on New 12 months’s Day and was rushed to an intensive care unit at Altamonte Springs Hospital in Georgia, the place he later died.