Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died at the age of 30.
On Wednesday, Jack Walker Jr., Gordon’s brother, told People that Nick died on New Year’s Day in Florida following a drug overdose the night before. The publication said the drug in question was heroin.
“We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother,” Walker Jr. said in a statement. “He leaves a void in the hearts of my family and his friends. Nick’s battle in life was not an easy one. I will be forever grateful that my God afforded a small moment at the very end of Nick’s life, and I was able to hold his hand as he journeyed on.”
On Thursday, TMZ posted 911 dispatch audio from the incident which said “black stuff was coming out of” Gordon’s mouth, and that he was “not breathing.” The website noted that black discharge is related to a "foam cone" that can come from one’s mouth and nostrils after an opioid overdose.
Per The Daily Mail sources, Gordon suffered a series of heart attacks after he was rushed into intensive care at Altamonte Springs Hospital, where he died the next day.
According to TMZ, the medical examiner could potentially conduct an autopsy this week.
In 2016, Gordon was found civilly liable for the death of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, who had been found facedown and unconscious in a bathtub in her Alpharetta, Georgia, home the year before. After being in a coma for nearly six months, Bobbi died from lobar pneumonia in July 2015 at the age of 22.
Gordon was ordered by a judge to pay $36 million to Bobbi Kristina’s estate.