Bobby Brown Jr died after ingesting a cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl, an autopsy has revealed.
The music artist and son of music legend Bobby Brown was found dead aged 28 at his father’s home in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino on November 18, 2020.
An autopsy report released by the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday listed Bobby Jr’s death as an accident.
It showed that in his final hours Bobby Jr consumed a deadly mix of tequila, cocaine and the prescription pain medication Percocet.
Immediately after his death investigators had said there were no signs of foul play and no drugs were found at the scene, TMZ reported.
Bobby Brown Jr (pictured) died after ingesting a cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl, an autopsy has revealed
Bobby Jr, the son of music legend Bobby Brown (above together in 2018) was found dead aged 28 at his father’s home in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino on November 18, 2020
Bobby Jr was the second child R&B singer Brown 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.
Bobby Kristina’s ‘adopted brother’, Nick Gordon, with whom she had a controversial relationship before her death, also died in January of last year.
Three years before her daughter’s death, Houston drowned in a bathtub after taking cocaine and Xanax.
She and Brown had a tempestuous 15-year marriage that was plagued by drug abuse, violence and infidelity.
Bobby Jr was Brown’s second child with Kim Ward, with whom he had an 11-year relationship around the same time he was with Houston.
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.
Brown released a statement about his son’s death a day after it happened, saying: ‘There are no words to explain the pain.’
‘Please keep my family in your prayers at this time,’ the Every Little Thing singer said. ‘Losing my son at this point in our lives has devastated my family.’
Bobby Jr’s girlfriend Anna Reed, 22, also paid tribute to him, writing on Twitter: ‘The heavens gained an angel but I lost my soul mate’.
Bobby Brown Jr. is pictured, front left, with the Houston-Brown family in 1999 when he was seven. Next to him is his half-sister La’Princia Brown, behind him is his paternal grandfather Pops Brown. Whitney Houston is shown in the back, with one arm draped around Bobby Brown. His brother Tommy is next to him and clutching a dog in the front is Bobby and Whitney’s only child, tragic Bobbi Kristina, who died in 2015
Bobby Jr with his girlfriend, Anna Reed. They gushed over one another on social media
Days after Bobby Jr’s death DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that the musician told friends he was sick and eerily predicted his death mere hours before he died.
Karey Graves, a friend of the late rapper, told DailyMail.com Bobby Jr was congested and coughing intensely on the phone with her the day before he died.
Karey Graves (pictured) told DailyMail.com Bobby Jr was congested and coughing intensely on the phone with her the day before he died
‘He told me a long time ago that he was born with a heart condition, and when he called me on Tuesday he was saying how he was sick and how you never know what you’ll die from,’ Graves said.
‘It was eerie, like he knew something was going to happen, but wouldn’t seek medical help because he has a phobia of hospitals.’
Graves, also an artist, speculated that Bobby Jr may have caught the coronavirus.
‘From my view, I feel like he had covid or maybe another illness that didn’t make it easy for his pre-existing heart condition. He definitely knew something was going to happen,’ she said.
‘It sounded like a super bad cold. A heavy voice that sounded congested and I heard him cough intensely too when he got up to get a drink,’ she said.
‘We weren’t on good terms before he reached out and he called me out of the blue after texting me that he NEEDED to talk to me. He hammered in the fact that he loved me and wished we could be together. It was all so weird.’
BOBBY BROWN’S HEARTBREAK AND A TRAGIC FAMILY
Brown and Houston had a famously tumultuous relationship which was addled with drug addiction, alcoholism and domestic violence.
The pair met in 1989 and married in 1992. She gave birth to Bobbi Kristina the following year.
As her career skyrocketed, thanks in part to The Bodyguard, which came out four months after they married, the marriage began to fracture.
One bone of contention was Whitney’s relationship with Robyn Crawford, her longtime female friend who says the pair were romantically involved.
By 1996, Whitney was doing drugs daily. She would later describe in interviews how she and Bobby laced their marijuana with other drugs.
In 2003, he was arrested for hitting her. She stuck by him through the proceedings. She eventually filed for divorce in 2006.
In 2012, Whitney was found unconscious in the bathtub in her room at The Beverly Hilton hotel. She died in the hospital later.
Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in a bathtub at her home in Georgia, in January 2015. She went into a coma and was kept on life support for six months before she died due to severe brain damage.
The medical examiner found cannabis, alcohol and prescription drugs in her system but gave a cause of death as ‘undetermined’ because he was unable to find whether it was deliberate or accidental.
It was suspected that Bobbi Kristina may have been injured by her ex-boyfriend Nick Gordon during an argument, but he was never charged.
Gordon died in January this year from a heroin overdose at the age of 31.
He had been found liable for Bobbi Kristina’s death at a civil trial and was ordered to pay her family $36million.
BOBBY BROWN JR
Bobby Brown Jr was found dead at his home in Encino on November 18, 2020, at the age of 28. An autopsy report released on March 22, 2021, showed he died after ingesting a cocktail of cocaine, alcohol and fentanyl.