Nick Gordon, the former boyfriend of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, died on Wednesday after suffering a series of heart attacks. He was rushed to a hospital in Florida and the emergency staff tried to revive him, but they were unable to do so. On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, his loved ones were informed of his death. He died at the age of 30.
Joe S. Habachy, Gordon’s attorney, confirmed the death of Nick Gordon in a statement:
My heart is heavy today after learning that my longtime client Nick Gordon died at the young age of thirty.
The exact cause of his death is yet to be revealed but Habachy said:
While I cannot speak to the specific circumstances of his death, I can say that it’s been truly heartbreaking to have witnessed first hand the total devastation that drug addiction has wreaked upon a group of young friends, all of whom were loved and had immense potential.
Junior Walker, Gordon’s brother, wrote on Facebook, “God why did I have to lose my brother on New Years.” He also posted a photo of them as children and wrote, “All I can do is cry.”
Walker Jr. affirmed,
We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother. He leaves a void in the hearts of my family and his friends. Nick’s battle in life was not an easy one. I will be forever grateful that my God afforded a small amount at the very end of Nick’s life, and I was able to hold his hand as he journeyed on.
Gordon has died nearly five years after he was found liable for the death of his ex-girlfriend, Bobbi Kristina. In January 2015, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive and face-down in a bathtub of her Atlanta home. She died six months after being placed in a medically-induced coma. Drugs such as cocaine and morphine were found in her system.
Their relationship became known the same year Bobbi’s mother, Whitney Houston, died as a result of drowning accidentally in a bathtub. As a pre-teen, Gordon lived with the Houstons but was never fully adopted as a son by Whitney.
The cause of Bobbi’s death was not determined but an autopsy depicted that drug intoxication and plunging in water caused brain damage and pneumonia which eventually led to her death. Gordon was found ‘legally responsible’ for the death of Bobbi and was ordered to settle the Brown’s Estate with $36 million.
Despite all of the incredible challenges Nick faced over the last few years I can honestly say that he worked hard to hold his head up and stay sober and that he genuinely wanted a happy healthy life with his family more than anything else.
My heart goes out to the family and friends Nick leaves behind and to any other families dealing with the losses and heartache caused by drugs.