Bobby Brown Jr. found dead at 28

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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Bobby Brown Jr., stepson to the late Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 28.

Bobby Jr.’s older brother, Landon Brown, confirmed the sad news in an Instagram post on Thursday afternoon, sharing a black and white photo of Bobby Jr. which he captioned, “I love you forever King.”

(L-R) Landon Brown, Bobby Brown Jr., and Bobby Brown arrive at the premiere screening of "The Bobby Brown Story" presented by BET and Totota at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on August 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Bobby Brown Jr. (centre) with his brother Landon Brown and father Bobby Brown at the premiere of The Bobby Brown Story in August 2018. Photo: Getty Images.

TMZ reports that Bobby Jr.’s body was found at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday (local time) but that police ‘do not believe there was foul play involved’.

An LAPD spokesperson told E! News that authorities responded to a report of a medical emergency and discovered a body upon arriving on the scene. They were unable to disclose the identity of the deceased.

Bobby Jr. was the third child of singer/songwriter Bobby Brown who was married to Whitney Houston from 1992 to 2007. Bobby Sr. and Whitney’s only child, Bobbi Kristina, passed away at 22 in 2015 just three years after her mother’s death.

Music legend Whitney was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton in LA on February 11, 2012. The Bodyguard star’s cause of death was ruled as accidental drowning with ‘heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors’.


BEING BOBBY BROWN -- Pictured: (back row l-r) Pops Brown, Whitney Houston, Tommy Brown (front row l-r) Bobby Brown Jr., La'princia Brown, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown  (Photo by F. Scott Schafer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Bobby Brown Jr. (bottom left) was just 13 when he appeared on his family's reality show, Being Bobby Brown, alongside (back row l-r) Pops Brown, Whitney Houston, Tommy Brown (front row l-r) La'princia Brown, Bobby Brown and Bobbi Kristina Brown. Photo: Getty Images.

Bobbi Kristina’s ex-fiancé Nick Gordon, who was raised by Whitney from the age of 12, later died at 30 on New Year’s Day 2020.

At 13-years-old Bobby Jr. appeared along with his half-sister Bobbi Kristina on the family's short-lived reality TV show, Being Bobby Brown.

Bobby Sr. had an 11-year on-again-off-again relationship with Bobby Jr.’s mother, Kim Ward, who was two months pregnant with their son when Bobby Sr. and Whitney got engaged.

Bobby Jr. is survived by his sister La'Princia and his half-siblings Landon, Cassius, Hendrix and Bodhi Brown.

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