Bobbi Kristina Brown's Cause Of Death Officially Revealed By Medical Examiner
On Friday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office officially released Bobbi Kristina Brown's cause of death. The underlying cause of Bobbi Kristina's death was a mix of drowning and drug intoxication, in addition to pneumonia and brain damager being the immediate resulting causes of her death triggered by the water immersion and drug use.
The Medical Examiner's office statement reads:
The cause of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death as determined by the Fulton County Medical Examiner is: Lobar pneumonia. Due to: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, delayed effects. Due to: Immersion of face in water complicating mixed drug intoxication
Drugs found in the system of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's late 22-year-old daughter were "marijuana, alcohol, benzoylecgonine (a cocaine-related substance), benzodiazepines (medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety), and morphine," according to Us Weekly. The Medical Examiner's office explained in a statement, "It could not be determined from toxicology tests whether the morphine resulted from heroin use." Currently, the manner of her death is "undetermined," as the Medical Examiner could not determine whether or not she died of intentional or accidental causes.
The results come about seven months after Bobbi Kristina died on July 26, 2015, after being found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta home in January 2015. Soon after her death, Bobby gave the following statement to Us Weekly: "Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable."
In August 2015, Bobbi Kristina was buried next to her mother. Friday, March 4, 2016, the same day her cause of death was revealed, would've been her 23rd birthday.