Bobbi Kristina Brown died from a mix of drugs, alcohol, and drowning – conditions that caused pneumonia leading to her death, according to a medical examiner’s statement released on Friday. The report comes one day after a superior court judge in Atlanta granted a media requestto unseal her autopsy report. In Friday’s statement, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that due to the long period between the discovery of Bobbi Kristina’s unconscious state in her bathtub and her death months later, her cause of death was determined by reviewing medical records, toxicology tests, and investigative records. The statement goes on to confirm that marijuana, morphine, and a “cocaine-related substance” were in Bobbi Kristina’s system.
The underlying cause of death is the condition which starts the downhill course of events leading to death and in this case is the immersion associated with drug intoxication.Death was clearly not due to natural causes, but the medical examiner has not been able to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes, and has therefore classified the manner of death as Undetermined.
Bobbi Kristina died at a hospice on July 26, 2015, seven months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her home in Georgia. She would have turned 23 today.
Update 3/4, 2:49 p.m.: Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby Brown released a statement to People in response to the autopsy results being made public:
First and foremost, 23 years ago today, Bobbi Kristina was born. Krissy will always live in my heart and soul. I love my baby girl.
For news affiliates to seek and obtain my daughter’s autopsy report, before anyone has been brought to justice for her death is mind blowing to me. Please pray for my family.
Bobby’s attorney Christopher brown also issued a statement:
Yesterday we were informed that two news affiliates were granted access to the autopsy of Bobbi Kristina Brown. While this action is unsettling, we will continue in our efforts in the civil lawsuit and the criminal investigation.
Bobby Brown has had to be strong and mourn his loved ones in a fashion that is foreign to most people. So public, so raw, with apparently no end in sight. Hopefully public indictments and prosecution will lead to private healing and closure for Bobby Brown and his family.