Bobbi Kristina Brown died on July 26, 2015, after being found submerged in a bathtub in late January 2015. With the release of her autopsy, the confirmation that drugs were found in her system—which contributed to her untimely demise—will no doubt be fodder for conspiracy theorists.
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 ME could not determine if the morphine was related to heroin use.
The report lists the full cause of death as pneumonia and encephalopathy — meaning her lungs filled with water and her brain was injured — clearly 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 Friday morning 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.
The Medical Examiner was unable to find reason to say Bobby Kristina’s death was intentional or accidental, which could help to clear Gordon.
Nevertheless, Bobbi Kristina’s estate has filed a $40M wrongful death lawsuit against him, claiming he supplied the drugs that caused her untimely death.
Rest in power Bobbi Kristina.