R&B singer Bobby Brown said yesterday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, or "Krissy," was "an angel" and that "I am completely numb at this time," he said in a statement. "My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable." Bobbi Kristina had been hospitalized for six months in Atlanta—eventually in hospice care—after being found face-down in a bathtub in a manner grimly similar to the way her megastar mother, Whitney Houston, died three years earlier. Michelle Gordon, the mother Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, said in a statement last night that "Nick loved and cared for Krissi deeply, and he has suffered greatly each and every day they've been apart," she said.
In a statement yesterday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said an autopsy will evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina, but the time that has elapsed will complicate the investigation. "Interpretation of autopsy findings and other information will also be challenging," the medical examiner's office said. "However, an autopsy could be helpful to address questions which may arise about the cause of her unresponsiveness and eventual death." The agency said its initial autopsy turned up "no significant injuries" or "previously unknown medical conditions." It said the next step is ordering lab tests and issuing subpoenas for documents—most likely Brown's hospital records. The medical examiner did not release a timeframe for the autopsy, but said additional lab testing might take several weeks.