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Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead At 22 Following Long Hospitalization

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chi
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Brown's father and aunt have been appointed co-guardians of the ailing 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston. Lawyers for Bobby Brown and Pat Houston issued a joint statement Friday, May 8, 2015. The statement says Brown and Houston will have joint responsibility for decisions related to "Krissi's care and medical needs."(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died Sunday, according to Entertainment Tonight. She was 22 years old.

Brown was hospitalized on Jan. 31 after she was found unresponsive by her boyfriend Nick Gordon and her friend, Max Lomas, in a bathtub at the couple's home in Roswell, Georgia.

Multiple outlets reported that Brown had been placed in a medically induced coma and was breathing with the help of a ventilator. Brown was then transported to Emory University Hospital's neurological department in Atlanta on Feb. 5, before being transferred again in March to Dekalb Medical's rehab facility in Atlanta.

Things were looking more hopeful for the family in April, when a lawyer for Brown's father told the press in a statement that the 22-year-old had "opened her eyes," and went on to say "there has been improvement" in her condition.

However, on June 24, Brown's aunt Pat Houston announced that Brown's "condition has continued to deteriorate" and Brown was moved to hospice care. Additionally, the statement went on to say that the Houston family thanks "everyone for their support and prayers. [Bobbi Kristina] is in God's hands now."

Authorities are still investigating the circumstances that led the then-21-year-old to become unresponsive.

Brown was the only child of Houston, who died on Feb. 11, 2012, and one of singer Bobby Brown's six children.

In January 2014, Bobbi Kristina Brown announced via Twitter that she had married Nick Gordon, a close family friend. However, according to a statement released Feb. 3 by Bobby Brown's attorney, the couple never legally married.

Shortly after Brown was admitted to hospice care, it was reported that a court-appointed representative for Brown filed a lawsuit against Gordon, claiming he physically and emotionally abused her. The suit also alleges that he stole more than $11,000 from Brown's account after she was found unresponsive in January. The lawsuit accuses Gordon of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unjust enrichment and conversion.

On Monday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office announced that an autopsy would be performed to determine Brown's cause of death, though they expect the amount of time that has passed since she was found unresponsive will likely "complicate" efforts to reconstruct events.

"Interpretation of autopsy findings and other information will also be challenging," the medical examiner's office said in a statement. "However, an autopsy could be helpful to address questions which may arise about the cause of her unresponsiveness and eventual death."

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