Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's Ex-Fiance, Dies of Reported Drug Overdose on New Year's Day
By Jackie Willis
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Nearly four years after the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, her ex-fiance, Nick Gordon, has died in Florida of a reported drug overdose. He was 30.
The Maitland Police Department told ET in a statement on Thursday that officers were dispatched to the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel on Jan. 1 in reference to an unresponsive male who was later identified as Gordon, though they refer to him as Nicholas Bouler.
"Entry was made into the room, where members of the Maitland Fire & Rescue Department began providing care to an unresponsive individual later identified as Nicholas Bouler," the statement reads. "Nicholas Bouler was transported to Advent Health Altamonte Springs where he was pronounced deceased. This case is under active investigations by Detectives with the Maitland Police Department. Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to release additional information."
Daily Mailreports that Gordon suffered a number of heart attacks and was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit at Altamonte Springs Hospital, where he died of a suspected drug overdose.
The District 5 Medical Examiner's Office tells ET that Gordon's autopsy was conducted on Thursday morning, however, results will not be in for 2-3 weeks pending further investigation and testing.
Gordon's attorney, Joe S. Habachy, tells ET in a statement, "My heart is heavy today after learning that my longtime client Nick Gordon died at the young age of thirty. While I cannot speak to the specific circumstances of his death, I can say that it's been truly heartbreaking to have witnessed firsthand the total devastation that drug addiction has wreaked upon a group of young friends, all of whom were loved and had immense potential. Despite all of the incredible challenges Nick faced over the last few years I can honestly say that he worked hard to hold his head up and stay sober and that he genuinely wanted a happy healthy life with his family more than anything else. My heart goes out to the family and friends Nick leaves behind and to any other families dealing with the losses and heartache caused by drugs.”
On Thursday, Gordon's brother, Jack Walker Jr., released a statement to ET saying, "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."
On Facebook, Walker Jr. mourned the death of his brother, writing: "GOD WHY I DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEAR'S."
In another post, he wrote: "All I can do I cry."
Walker Jr. later shared a lengthier message along with several photos of Gordon. "New Year's 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," he wrote in part. "You will forever be my best friend, nobody will ever take your place."
News of Gordon's death comes several years after he was ordered to pay over $36 million in the wrongful death suit of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down in a bathtub in her Georgia home on Jan. 31, 2015. After spending nearly six months in a coma, she died in hospice care July 26, 2015, at the age of 22.