KEY POINTS

  • Bobby Brown's son, Bobby Brown Jr., was found dead in his Los Angeles home Wednesday
  • Brown said his son's death "devastated" their family and asked fans to keep them in their prayers
  • The tragic news comes five years after the death of Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobby Brown has spoken out about the tragic death of his 28-year-old son, Bobby Brown Jr., this week.

In a statement to Us Weekly, the singer asked fans to keep his family in their prayers as they mourn the passing of Brown Jr., who was found dead in his Los Angeles home Wednesday. 

“Losing my son at this point in our lives has devastated my family. There are no words to explain the pain,” Brown said.

Days before his death, Brown Jr. experienced flu-like symptoms, but a source connected to the family denied that he had COVID-19, TMZ reported. Brown added that they will let authorities conduct an investigation into the death of his son, whom he shared with former girlfriend Kim Ward.

Brown Jr.’s brother, Landon, also spoke out following his death, posting on Instagram, “I love you forever King.” He shared another post Thursday, this time a video of the siblings singing along to Justin Bieber's “Love Yourself.”

“Everything hurts King....” Landon wrote in the caption.

Anna Reed, his girlfriend, also mourned his passing, saying, “The heavens gained an angel, but I lost my soul mate.”

The tragedy comes five years after the Brown family suffered the loss of Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Jr.’s half-sister.

Brown shared Bobbi Kristina with Whitney Houston, who died in February 2012 of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease. A few years later, the then-22-year-old was found unconscious in her Georgia house and was rushed to the hospital.

Brown’s daughter remained in hospice care for almost six months before her passing in July 2015. Her estate held boyfriend Nick Gordon “legally responsible” for her death because he placed her in a bathtub after injecting her with “a toxic mixture.” However, he maintained that he didn’t have a hand in her demise.

The “Every Little Step” hitmaker opened up about Bobbi Kristina’s death in 2018, calling her a “beautiful young lady.”

“And what she wanted to do with her life, I wish everybody could have seen. Music, entertainment. She was better than me. She was better than her mother,” Brown said.

He went on to say that he feels Bobbi Kristina’s presence “is always around me” and that “there’s no way she could disappear from me.” Brown also revealed that the family has always found ways to honor her.

bobby Brown Alicia Etheredge baby Bobby Brown and his wife Alicia Etheredge welcomed their third child together. Pictured: Bobby at SiriusXM’s “Up Close & Personal” in Washington on Dec. 18, 2015 Photo: Getty Images