Jerod Brown posted a message on his Facebook account late Monday, a day after the death of his cousin Bobbi Kristina Brown. Jerod has been vocal on social media since Bobbi Kristina’s hospitalization and had also started an online campaign called “#Pray4BK.” Bobbi Kristina died Sunday at the age of 22.
“A million prayers would not bring you back; I know because I’ve tried. Neither would a million tears; I know because I’ve cried,” Jerod wrote on Facebook.
The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston had remained unresponsive for nearly six months after being found unconscious in a bathtub at her Atlanta home in January. The Brown and the Houston families were reportedly at Bobbi Kristina’s bedside at a hospice care facility when she passed away. However, her cousin Jerod was not there at the time. A close group of family, present at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Atlanta, included her aunt Pat Houston, Pat’s brother Ray Watson, Pat's sister-in-law Donna Houston, cousin Meeta Brown, and family friend Wanda Shelley. Moments after Bobbi Kristina’s death, Bobby Brown was reportedly spotted leaving the hospice care in tears.
“Bobby can’t take it right now,” a source told Hollywood Life. “This is truly one of the most gut-wrenching experiences of his life, and he’s hurting. He’s a mess and inconsolable. This is worse than when Whitney died. He truly didn’t want to take Bobbi Kristina off life support, and he was hoping for a miracle of all miracles.”
Details about official funeral arrangements for Bobbi Kristina have not been revealed to the public. However, Entertainment Tonight reported that the funeral may be held on Saturday and that she would be buried alongside her Grammy award-winning mother, who died in 2012.
A preliminary autopsy of Bobbi Kristina revealed no significant injuries and an official report will be drafted in "several" weeks, a representative of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said in an official statement to Us Weekly. "Additional laboratory testing will be performed," the statement said. Bobbi Kristina was moved to the hospice care facility in mid-June after she showed no signs of improvement despite being treated at several facilities. She was reportedly taken off medications so she could die “peacefully.”
Authorities are trying to determine what happened on the night of Jan. 31 that left Bobbi Kristina in a medically induced coma for months, eventually leading to her death. Police are also reportedly investigating her boyfriend Nick Gordon. Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina's family also filed a lawsuit against Gordon, accusing him of abusing the aspiring actress and stealing her money.
“The passing of Bobbi Kristina is devastating to Nick and our family. Nick loved and cared for Krissi deeply, and he has suffered greatly each and every day they’ve been apart,” Gordon's mother, Michele, spoke out in a statement, on her son's behalf, according to Atlanta news station WSB-TV. “Nick and our family are in mourning, and we ask that you respect our privacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with both the Houstons and the Browns during this difficult time.”