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Tyler Perry: Whitney wanted more for Bobbi

Tyler Perry has pleaded with his fans to pray for family friend Bobbi Kristina Brown as she battles for her life.

The 45-year-old actor was a good friend of late singer Whitney Houston, and remains close to the Houston/Brown family.

On Friday, Gone Girl star Tyler took to his Facebook page to comment on the way the health of Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina has been reported upon since she was found face down in a bathtub in January.

"This morning I woke up with Whitney [Houston] on my mind,” he wrote. “I couldn’t help but think about all that she must have dreamed for her child. I know this was not her dream… And as difficult as this time is for the people that love both Whitney and Krissi, what makes it more egregious is the blatant disrespect, lies, and ignorance that are rapidly printed in this awful time. For some reason, it has become human nature in our society to look for, seek out, and celebrate darkness, glory in tragedy, and enjoy reading and reporting it.”

Fears for Bobbi Kristina were heightened earlier this week when a white tent was erected in front of the hospice in which the 22-year-old is being cared for.

It was also claimed that a hearse was seen outside the medical center.

"It makes me sad to know that everybody wants to be the first to report something awful,” Tyler continued. “So much so, that they find it OK to speak death onto those who are still alive. May I ask you all to please show some decency and respect? Not only to Krissi’s family, but also to the other families that are there in this place. Not only is Krissi at the center but there are several other families who are grieving the loss of their loved ones at the same time. It’s heartbreaking to think that even in a time like this, this child is still not allowed any peace. I assure you, the family will issue an official statement if something changes. Until then, can we just pray for Krissi, and the Houston and Brown families?"

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