Dionne Warwick Reflects on Bobbi Kristina Brown's Passing: 'She's in Much Better Hands Now'

by Leanne Aguilera 9:00 PM PDT, July 26, 2015
Playing Dionne Warwick Reflects on Bobbi Kristina Brown's Passing: 'She's in Much Better Hands Now'

Dionne Warwick, legendary songwriter and cousin of the late Whitney Houston, opened up about the recent death of Bobbi Kristina Brown.

On Sunday night's episode of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, Warwick sat down with host Andy Cohen to share her thoughts on the passing of Bobby Brown's 22-year-old daughter.

“She’s a sweetheart," Warwick said. "She will be missed, that's for sure. She was a good girl."

Warwick had previously been scheduled to appear on the show, and Cohen praised her for coming despite having learned that Bobbi Kristina had died only a few hours before. When asked how a family recovers from such a loss, Warwick told Cohen, "It’s not easy, that’s for sure."

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The music legend continued, "I think it’s because of our faith and strength in faith, knowing that Bobbi is now with a much, much bigger and more powerful person -- or thing, according to who or how you believe -- than we’ll ever know. She’s in much better hands now."

Warwick also released a statement to ET about Bobbi Kristina. "Our family has had its share of sorrow these past few years and it is with a heavy heart that I have to once again say so long to a loved one," she said on Monday. "Bobbi is now sitting in the lap of our Heavenly Father and is now reunited with her beloved mother. She will be missed and I send many thanks for all of the prayers that were being said for her."

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Warwick presided over Houston's funeral in February of 2012. The "Love Will Find a Way" writer introduced speakers and singers at the funeral and offered short comments about Houston's life between them.

In March of 2012 Warwick opened up to ET about Houston's passing in similar terms.

"This wonderful young lady is no longer with us, physically, but emotionally, her spirit will run around this world for the rest of our lives and all of those who thought of her in that fashion," Warwick said of her cousin's death. "They'll always remember her, you know, she was a good girl, she really was a good little girl."