The son of star R&B, 28, of Roxbury race, Bobby Brown Jr, was found dead at a Los Angeles residence on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department The death, who did not ‘not considered suspicious is another calamity for Brown, whose ex-wife, singer Whitney Houston, died suddenly in 2012, followed three years later by the death of the couple’s only child, 22 Bobbi Kristina Brown, one year
An LAPD spokesperson told CNN that officers responded to a medical emergency in Encino at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday
– On the officers arrival, there was a person on site, â ???? Officer Jeff Lee said, adding Brown Jr was pronounced dead at the scene
Brown Jr, who had been photographed with his famous father periodically over the years, was mostly brought out of the limelight by his mother, Kim Ward Attempts to reach Ward, Bobby Brown’s longtime former girlfriend with whom he also has a daughter, LaPrincia, failed Thursday
Now 51, Bobby Brown was a founding member of New Edition, the Roxbury boy group that also included Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant The group had a string of hits in the ’80s, including Candy Girl, â € “ – Cool It Now, – and â ???? Mr Phone manâ ????
Brown also enjoyed tremendous success as a solo artist His 1988 album, â € “ Donâ ???? t Be Cruel, â ???? scored five top ten successes, including “My Prerogative” and â ???? Every Little Step, â ???? which was ubiquitous for a while and ultimately won Brown the Grammy Award for Best Male Vocal Performance R&B
But Brown’s personal life has been complicated and at times chaotic.In addition to Bobby Jr and LaPrincia, his children with Ward, and Bobbi Kristina with Houston, Brown has another son, Landon, with his former girlfriend, Melika Williams , and three children with his current wife, Alicia Etheredge
Brown’s marriage to Houston, who was already an international superstar when the couple married in 1992, spanned 14 tumultuous years. Just before it ended, the couple appeared on a reality TV show called â? ??? Being Bobby Brownune ???? It did well in ratings, but Brown and Houston performed oddly, and Bravo decided not to renew the show for a second season.
Around this time, Brown was arrested as he entered Attleboro High School to watch his daughter participate in a cheerleading competition Ward’s attorneys claimed he failed to make the agreed child support payments for Bobby Jr and LaPrincia
In a 2006 Boston Magazine article, Ward said his relationship with Houston was strained, especially when Bobby Jr was involved
– There will be times when she calls me, – Ward said – She will be like, – Oh, well, can LaPrincia come hang out with Krissy while we go into this or that? Hello? No! (Brown) has another child here too She has a problem with little Bobbyâ ????
Houston was 48 when she was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel the day before the 2012 Grammy Awards Coroner ruled heart disease and cocaine as contributing factors
The circumstances were eerily similar three years later when Brown and Houston’s daughter Bobbie Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in Roswell, Georgia. She was in a coma for six months before dying in July 2015 The medical examiner’s office did not determine the cause of death, but an autopsy revealed morphine, cocaine, alcohol and drugs on prescription in his body
Bobbi Kristina’s ex-partner Nick Gordon has been held responsible for her death He died earlier this year of a heroin overdose
– When God calls you he calls you, – Brown said on “The Real”, “talking about his daughter with Houston – I’m pretty sure her mom was having a party with like,” Come on let’s go bring up here “(Houston) wasn’t comfortable on her own, I guess She just called my daughter with herâ ????
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