Bobby Brown and Kim Ward’s 28-year-old son Bobby Brown Jr. has been found dead at his home in Los Angeles.
Police rushed to a ‘medical emergency’ at a home in Encino California at 1.50pm on Wednesday.
A source told TMZ that officials ‘do not believe there was foul play involved’, but that officers are still investigating at the property.
Bobby Jr. is the second child R&B singer Brown has lost after the death of his daughter with ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina, who was found unconscious in a bathtub in 2015 at the age of 22.
Three years before their daughter died, Houston also died in a bathtub from an accidental overdose of cocaine and barbiturates.
From back row left: Pops Brown, Whitney Houston, Tommy Brown, Bobby Brown Jr., La’princia Brown, Bobby Brown and Bobbi Kristina Brown
Landon Brown, Bobby Brown Jr., and Bobby Brown attend BET and Toyota present the premiere screening of ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ at Paramount Theatre on August 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California
Bobby Brown Jr. lived inside this gated community in Encino, California
He was found dead at his home on Wednesday
Gone too soon: In late 2016, Bobbi Kristina’s ex-boyfriend Nick Gordon was found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the conservator of Bobbi Kristina’s estate, Bedelia Hargrove (seen in 2004)
Bobby Brown and Kim Ward’s 28-year-old youngest son Bobby Brown Jr. (far right) was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, according to TMZ
Father and son: Bobby Brown and Bobby Jr. in an Instagram post from June 2016. The father wrote: ‘Me and my mini me’
Brown Jr posing in social media pictures in recent weeks
A spokesman for Los Angeles police department today said: ‘Upon officers’ arrival, there was a person down at the location.’
The cause of death is not yet known.
Bobby Jr. is one of Brown’s seven children, including the late Bobbi Kristina, Landon, 34, LaPrincia, 30, Cassius, 11, Bodhi, 5, and Hendrix, 4.
He is survived by both his parents and five siblings; he did not have children of his own.
His brother Landon shared a photo of him on Instagram, writing: ‘I love you forever King.’
In a statement to CNN, Brown’s agent said he had ‘no comment’ on the death of his son.
Bobby Jr., who was also a recording artist, had posted a photograph just days ago with his girlfriend Anya, 22.
She has since tweeted, writing today: ‘The heavens gained an angel but I lost my soulmate.’
Bobby Jr. was Brown’s second child with Kim Ward, a childhood friend with whom Brown had a tumultuous 11 year relationship.
Ward gave birth to Bobby Jr. less than a year before Brown and Houston had their daughter Bobbi Kristina in 1993, their only child together.
In a 2006 interview, Ward had complained that Houston never liked Bobby Jr.
She told the Boston Magazine that Houston ‘has a problem with little Bobby.’
Following his half-sister’s death in 2015, Bobby Jr. reacted furiously to those who started following him on social media.
‘People really don’t give a f**k about you unless you’re relevant,’ he wrote in a since-deleted tweet. ‘and they don’t love you till you’re famous or gone. I don’t want these follows. Your follows ain’t gonna fill the hole in my heart, and y’all gon unfollow me once you stop caring.’
Bobby Jr’s death is the latest tragedy to befall 51-year-old Brown whose marriage to Houston from 1992 to 2007 was plagued by drug abuse, domestic violence and infidelity.
Houston was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in February 2012.
The 48-year-old had drowned as a result of cocaine use and heart disease, the coroner wrote.
Also in her system were Benadryl, Xanax, cannabis and Flexeril.
Three years later, the couple’s 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in the bathroom of her home in Rosewell, Georgia.
She died in a hospice six months later following catastrophic brain damage from being submerged in the water.
Unimaginable loss: Bobby Jr. is the second child the 51-year-old rapper has lost, just five years after the death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who he shared with his late ex-wife, legendary singer Whitney Houston
Ongoing: While authorities are still investigating the scene, sources told the outlet ‘they do not believe there was foul play involved’; Bobby Jr. is pictured with his father Bobby Brown and older half-brother, Landon
A picture posted on Sunday by Brown Jr. of him being caressed by an unknown woman. He captioned the post: ‘Wifey Alert’
Bobby Jr.’s 22-year-old girlfriend Anna wrote a message on Twitter after learning the news
It was suspected that she may have been injured by Bobbi Kristina’s ex-boyfriend Nick Gordon during a domestic argument, but he was never charged with anything related to the incident.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office later determined that she died from being immersed in water and drug intoxication that led to pneumonia, however, medical experts were unable to rule whether her death was ‘due to intentional or accidental causes.’
Bobbi was buried two days later next to her legendary mother at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.
In late 2016, Gordon was found liable in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the conservator of Bobbi Kristina’s estate, Bedelia Hargrove, and was court-ordered to pay a total of $36 million in the case.
In January 2020, Nick Gordon died from a heroin overdose.
Sources said Gordon, 30, had a series of heart attacks after he was rushed into intensive care in Florida amid New Year’s celebrations.
Tragic: Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care on July 26, 2015, nearly six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub; seen in 2011
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