On what would’ve been her 23rd birthday, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s official cause of death was unsealed by a judge. It’s eerily similar to her mother, Whitney Houston’s cause of death.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s testing revealed Bobbi Kristina died due to “Immersion of face in water complicating mixed drug intoxication.” The drugs found in her system were marijuana, alcohol, a cocaine-related substance called benzoylecgonine, benzodiazepines (prescription anti-anxiety meds) and morphine.
The report lists the full cause of death as pneumonia and encephalopathy – meaning her lungs filled with water and her brain was injured, which was caused by the time she spent submerged in her bathtub on January 31, 2015.
Whitney’s official cause of death was drowning in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton, complicated by cocaine use and heart disease.
Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy results had been sealed until Mar. 4 because the Fulton County D.A. thought it would interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation into whether her boyfriend Nick Gordon was involved in her death. A judge unsealed the report after Atlanta station WXIA argued its First Amendment rights.
Bobbi Kristina was eventually taken off life support and died on July 26.