Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's Ex-Boyfriend, Dead At 30

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Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. He was 30.

Gordon’s brother, Jack Walker Jr., confirmed Gordon died in Florida following a drug overdose on Wednesday (January 1). “We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother,” he told PEOPLE in a statement. “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.”

“GOD WHY I DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEARS … All I can do is cry,” Walker Jr. mourned later on Facebook, adding: “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.”

Per source reports to The Daily Mail, Gordon had supposedly suffered numerous heart attacks on New Year’s Day and was subsequently taken to the Intensive Care Unit, where he passed away.

Gordon was infamously known for dating the daughter of the late Whitney HoustonBobbi Kristina Brown, who, at age 22, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in the bathtub of her Georgia residence she shared with him. Gordon’s death comes three years after he was found culpable in the case of Bobbi’s wrongful death, and was ordered to pay $36 million to her estate.

Gordon has since dealt with numerous legal woes over the years following Bobbi’s death in 2015, including an arrest in 2017 after facing charges of domestic battery and false imprisonment by ex-girlfriend Lara Leal, which precipitated accusations of physical assault that were eventually dropped due to contradicting testimonies.

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