Bobby Brown Issues Statement on Son's Death

Family says 28-year-old was experiencing flu-like symptoms
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2020 12:20 AM CST
Flu-Like Symptoms Preceded Bobby Brown Jr.'s Death: Source
Bobby Brown, left, and Bobby Brown Jr. appear at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Bobby Brown Jr.'s family says the 28-year-old was suffering flu-like symptoms in the days leading up to his death Wednesday, TMZ reports. But a source connected to the family tells the gossip site Bobby Brown's son did not have COVID-19. "Please keep my family in your prayers at this time," Brown says in a statement. "Losing my son at this point in our lives has devastated my family. There are no words to explain the pain." Brown Jr.'s brother, Landon, also posted a tribute on Instagram. An investigation will be completed by authorities, including toxicology tests, but no drugs were found at Brown Jr.'s home, where he was found, and foul play is not suspected. (Read more Bobby Brown stories.)

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