Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, has passed away in Florida on New Year’s Day from a suspected drug overdose.
He was 30-years-old.
Nick’s brother, Jack Walker Jr., shared the news Wednesday by writing, “GOD WHY I DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEARS,” and adding … “All I can do is cry.” He later shared a tribute post with several photos of himself with Nick.
It appears Gordon was hospitalized for a short time before his death … Walker says he was at his brother’s bedside and spoke to him in his final moments. Reports say Gordon died of a suspected drug overdose. As you’ll recall … Gordon and a friend found Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter face down in a bathtub on January 31, 2015, and she was placed in an induced coma.
Brown suffered irreversible brain damage and remained unresponsive, and passed way in hospice care on July 26, 2015. Bobbi Kristina’s family sued Gordon for wrongful death, and he was found responsible for her death in September 2016 when he no-showed in court. He was ordered to pay her estate $36 million.
Nick’s brother, Jack Walker Jr. confirmed Nick’s passing in a statement to People:
We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother.
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.
Junior also took to Facebook to mourn the loss of his brother writing:
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 shit wasn’t suppose to go like this I talked to 6 hours before all this started you gave me my nickname Lil Wop and that Will forever be what I go by , you we’re best friend and I never in a million years thought I’d be writing this for my ACE I was there through every step we all love you no matter what and we’ll all stay strong for you , New Years didn’t have to start like this and you just told me you HAD to see me for New Years but I’m blessed I got to talk to you last night you will forever be my best friend nobody will ever take your place.
See his original post below:
My condolences to the Gordon family. This feels like another tragic chapter of a horrible story.