Bobby Brown 'numb at death of my angel Bobbi Kristina'
R&B singer Bobby Brown says his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honour her memory.
Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday in hospice care, six months after she was found face-down in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta home. Authorities are investigating her death.
"Krissy was and is an angel," her father said. "I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit. Our loss is unimaginable."
Bobbi Kristina had been in hospital for months in Atlanta - eventually being placed in hospice care - after being found in a manner grimly similar to the way her megastar mother died three years earlier.
A police report earlier this year described the incident as a drowning. In a statement yesterday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said a post mortem will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina, but the time that has elapsed since will complicate the investigation.
Nick Gordon, who shared her home with her, said at the time it seemed Bobbi Kristina wasn't breathing and lacked a pulse before help arrived.
Bobbi Kristina told Oprah Winfrey shortly after her mother's death in 2012 that she wanted to carry on her mother's legacy by singing, acting and dancing. But her career never took off.
She became a social media sensation, sending more than 11,000 tweets and attracting 164,000 followers.
As the news of her death spread, several celebrities tweeted their condolences.
Grammy-winning performer Missy Elliot tweeted, "My heart is truly heavy. May u rest in peace with your mommy #BobbiKristina sending prayers 2 the Brown/Houston family."
And Winfrey tweeted, "Peace at Last!"