Celebs who died young

These actors, musicians, and public figures passed away before their time

#13 Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Bobbi Kristina Brown with her mom Whitney Houston | Credit: The Perfect World Foundation / Wikimedia Commons

Born: March 4th, 1993

Died: July 26th, 2015

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Lobar pneumonia

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unconscious in a filled bathtub at her home in January 2015. After being in a coma for nearly six months, she died from lobar pneumonia on July 26th of that year. Brown’s lover, Nick Gordon, was never charged with any crime related to her death but was later found responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit and ordered to pay $36 million to her estate. Gordon passed away in Florida after being found unresponsive in a hotel on January 1st, 2020, due to a heroin overdose.

Because of her parents’ fame, Brown spent her entire life in the public eye. She was 14 when her parents divorced. When Houston died in February 2012, Brown was the sole beneficiary of her mother’s estate.

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