January 1, 2020
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Nick Gordon, the former boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, died New Year’s Day in Florida from a reported drug-related overdose.
Gordon’s brother Jack Walker Jr. confirmed the news in a statement given 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.”
According to sources, Gordon suffered multiple heart attacks on Wednesday. He was rushed to Altamonte Springs Hospital where he eventually died.
Walkerr Jr. also made a Facebook post honoring his little brother.
The 30-year-old’s untimely death comes three years after he was found liable for the wrongful death of Bobbi Kristina. He was ordered to pay $36 million to her estate. Max Lomas, a friend of Brown and Gordon found the 22-year-old unresponsive in a bathtub. She remained in a comatic state for weeks until her death. Tragically, Lomas also died from an overdose in 2018.
Brown’s family was never a fan of her relationship with Gordon, mainly because they were raised as brother and sister after Whitney Houston took him in as a child.
In recent years Gordon was facing other legal troubles relating to domestic violence against his last publicly known girlfriend, Laura Leal.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Nick Gordon’s family and friends.