- Nick Gordon, 30, had a series of heart attacks after he was rushed into intensive care during New Year’s Eve celebrations, sources say
- Family was informed he had died earlier today
- Gordon, a prolific drug user, was engaged to Bobbi Kristina Brown – daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
- Bobbi Kristina Brown died in 2015 aged 22 after she was found unconscious in a bathtub with a slew of drugs in her system
- Gordon never faced criminal charges but was held legally responsible for her wrongful death in a civil case
‘God why did I have to lose my brother on New Year,’ his brother Junior Walker wrote on Facebook.
In a further post Walker indicated he was by his ailing brother’s side during his final moments in the hospital.
‘I love you so much big brother I hope you heard me talking to you at your bedside you are with me and I can feel it I love you I love you I love you watch over me and your nieces,’ he wrote.
Gordon is notorious for the 2015 death of Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, who spent six months in a coma after she was found unconscious in a bathtub with a slew of drugs in her system.
Her controlling ex-fiancée never faced criminal charges but was held legally responsible for her wrongful death in a civil case.
‘It’s early days but the suggestion is he was taking drugs with friends and he passed out. They drove him to the hospital, took him inside and then left him there,’ said an insider.
‘Whatever you think of Nick and his lifestyle, it’s terribly sad that his supposed friends just dumped him and drove away.’
Gordon is thought to have been living with friends in recent months after his mom moved to Hawaii.
He had split from on-off girlfriend Laura Leal, whom he was accused of attacking on several occasions leading to several arrests for domestic abuse.
In an exclusive 2017 interview with DailyMail.com Leal described how Gordon held her captive in his mother’s former home in Sanford, Florida before savagely beating her up after a night of drinking.
However she later dropped charges of domestic violence battery and false imprisonment insisting she was as much to blame for the dust-up as he was.
‘Laura is absolutely devastated. They were seeing less of each other recently because they wanted some space,’ the source added.
‘But she cared deeply for him and was in a state of shock when she got the phone call.’
Bobbi Kristina spent six months in a coma and never recovered after she was found submerged in a bathtub with drugs in her system and bruises to her chest in July 2015.
Gordon protested his innocence and insists he did everything he could to resuscitate the 22-year-old budding singer after finding her unconscious at their Alpharetta, Georgia home. However he was held legally responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s wrongful death by default and ordered to pay $36 million in damages when he failed to fight a civil case brought by her family.
The sad episode echoed the death of her superstar star mom Whitney who also drowned in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel, with cocaine abuse and heart disease contributing to her February 2012 demise.
Bobby Kristina’s autopsy similarly listed drug intoxication and the immersion of her face in the water as factors.
Gordon, who was taken in by Houston at the age of 12, has never faced criminal charges and claims he tried his best to save the girl he considered his ‘lil sis’ before their relationship became romantic.
Brown’s estate accused him, however, of causing her wrongful death by giving her a ‘toxic mixture’ and also stealing from her bank account while she was comatose.
When neither Gordon, nor his lawyer, showed up at hearings in 2016 a Fulton County Superior Court judge ruled against him by default and ordered him to pay $36 million in damages.