NEW: Bobbi Kristina Brown has been placed in a medically induced coma, a source says
Daughter of singer Whitney Houston was found in a bathtub full of water, police say
Her mother died after being found in a tub at a California hotel in 2012
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was placed in a medically induced coma Saturday after being found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub full of water, a source close to the family has told CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin.
Brown, 21, “was not breathing” when a man identified as her husband and a friend found her at about 10:25 a.m. inside her townhouse in Roswell, Georgia, said police in the Atlanta suburb. They called 911 and performed CPR until public safety officers arrived and took over, said police spokeswoman Lisa Holland.
Brown was taken to North Fulton Hospital, where “she is still alive and breathing. Other than that, I don’t know her condition,” Holland said Saturday afternoon at a press briefing.
Nobody knows what caused Brown’s unresponsiveness, Holland said, but police consider it a medical incident at this time. She said investigators had found nothing to indicate it was drug- or alcohol-related.
Police had been to the residence recently. Somebody reported a fight there January 23, but nobody answered the door and officers found no evidence of an altercation, Holland told CNN.
The police spokeswoman noted one oddity in the case: “Her mother died in the very same manner.”
It was three years ago February 11 that Brown’s mother, renowned singer Whitney Houston, was found dead – in a bathtub – in The Beverly Hilton, hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammys bash there.
An autopsy later revealed that she’d drowned facedown in “extremely hot water” about 12 inches deep. The Los Angeles County coroner ruled it an accidental drowning with the “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use” being contributing factors.
Brown is her only child.
“She encourages me and inspires me,” Houston once said of her daughter. “When I look at her eyes and I see myself, I go, ‘Okay. I can do this. I can do this.’”
Daughter of acclaimed singer, R&B standout
Brown was born in 1993 during Houston’s marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown, which ended in divorce in 2007.
The daughter of music royalty became a public figure during the mid-2000s reality show “Being Bobby Brown,” in which she frequently appeared alongside her parents and often had a fr