Whitney Houston's Family Opens Up About Bobbi Kristina Brown: 'It Is Hard to Say Goodbye'

by Zach Seemayer 10:25 PM PDT, July 26, 2015
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Whitney Houston's family posted a message to fans and followers on Sunday following the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, expressing their gratitude and love.

"It is hard to say goodbye," the message, which was posted to Whitney Houston's official Facebook page, read. "On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers."

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Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, surrounded by her family, nearly six months after being found unconscious.

"As Bobbi Kristina would say: 'The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.'" The heartfelt message continued.

It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks...

Posted by Whitney Houston onSunday, July 26, 2015

Houston's cousin, Dionne Warwick, also released a statement to ET. "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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Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub on Jan. 31, 2015, and was then taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, where she was put on a ventilator to assist her breathing. She was later placed in a medically induced coma at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.

Nearly two months later, she was moved to a rehabilitation center, where she remained until June 24, when she was moved to the hospice center where she died on Sunday.

More on Bobbi Kristina Brown's life can be found in the video below.