Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the late daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobbi Brown has died.
Gordon’s brother, Jack Walker Jr., confirmed that Gordon died on New Year’s Day in Florida.
Walker Jr. told People in a statement,
“We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother. 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.”
In response to Gordon’s death, his lawyer Joe S. Habachy said,
“My heart is heavy today after learning that my long time client Nick Gordon died at the young age of thirty.”
While I cannot speak to the specific circumstances of his death, I can say that it’s been truly heartbreaking to have witnessed first hand the total devastation that drug addiction has wreaked upon a group of young friends, all of whom were loved and had immense potential.
Despite all of the incredible challenges Nick faced over the last few years I can honestly say that he worked hard to hold his head up and stay sober and that he genuinely wanted a happy healthy life with his family more than anything else. My heart goes out to the family and friends Nick leaves behind and to any other families dealing with the losses and heartache caused by drugs.”
According to multiple sources, Gordon suffered a number of heart attacks on New Year’s Day and was rushed to the ICU at Altamonte Springs Hospital, where he eventually died.
Walker Jr said on Facebook shortly after the devastating news,
“GOD WHY I DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEARS… All I can do is cry.
I love you so much big brother I hope you heard me talking to you at your bedside you are with me and I can feel it I love you I love you I love you watch over me and your nieces.
Shit wasn’t suppose to go like this … you were [my] best friend and I never in a million years thought I’d be writing this for my ACE I was there through every step we all love you no matter what and we’ll all stay strong for you , New Years didn’t have to start like this and you just told me you HAD to see me for New Years but I’m blessed I got to talk to you last night you will forever be my best friend nobody will ever take your place.”
Nick Gordon was 30.
(Photo, Avalon; via People)