Nick Gordon, a former boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, American reality television personality, has died — at the age of 30.
Gordon, who was found liable in the death of Brown — the only child of late Whitney Houston, pop legend — died on Wednesday from a suspected drugs overdose, according to Daily Mail.
The news outlet also quoted sources as saying that Gordon had a series of heart attacks after he was rushed into intensive care in Florida in the wake of the New Year’s celebrations.
It is believed that his loved ones were informed of the tragedy in the early hours of Wednesday after doctors were unable to revive him.
PEOPLE also quoted Jack Walker, Gordon’s brother, as saying that he died following a drug overdose — specifically heroin.
“We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother,” he said.
“He leaves a void in the hearts of my family and his friends. Nick’s battle in life was not an easy one. I will be forever grateful that my God afforded a small moment at the very end of Nick’s life, and I was able to hold his hand as he journeyed on.”
Gordon and Brown were said to have started a relationship following Houston’s death in 2012. The feud between the two families was seemingly ignited when Brown died in 2015, after months in coma.
In 2016, Gordon was found legally responsible for Brown’s death in a civil case and consequently ordered to pay $36 million to the estate of his late girlfriend.
“My heart is heavy today after learning that my long time client Nick Gordon died,” Joe Habachy, Gordon’s attorney, said.
“While I cannot speak to the specific circumstances of his death, I can say that it’s been truly heartbreaking to have witnessed first hand the total devastation that drug addiction has wreaked upon a group of young friends, all of whom were loved and had immense potential.
“Despite all of the incredible challenges Nick faced over the last few years I can honestly say that he worked hard to hold his head up and stay sober and that he genuinely wanted a happy healthy life with his family more than anything else.
“My heart goes out to the family and friends Nick leaves behind and to any other families dealing with the losses and heartache caused by drugs.”
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