Nick Gordon, ex-fiance of Bobbi Kristina Brown, dies

January 2, 2020 in News, Video by RBN Staff


An account belonging to Gordon’s brother shared the news and former attorneys for Gordon have since responded to the news.


ATLANTA — Former attorneys are responding to reports by the brother of Nick Gordon on social media that he died on New Year’s Day.

NBC News reports that they spoke with two of Gordon’s former attorneys, Joe S. Habachy and Atlanta-based Randall M. Kessler after an account belonging to his brother shared the tragic news to social media.

“My heart is heavy today after learning that my long-time client Nick Gordon died at the young age of thirty,” Habachy wrote. “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.”

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Kessler also responded to NBC saying: “My heart sunk when I heard the news. This is a tragic ending to Nick’s troubled life.”

Earlier in the afternoon, an account belonging to Gordon’s brother shared the news of his death.

“God why did I have to lose my brother on New Years,” Junior Walker wrote on Facebook before sharing that he was there as Gordon died at a hospital.

Gordon’s brother shared several memories in a later post and described him as his best friend adding that he “never in a million years thought I’d be writing this for my ACE.”

He also shared a statement with People Magazine that read, in part:

“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.” 

“I was there through every step we all love you no matter what and we’ll all stay strong for you,” he added.

Gordon was the ex-fiance of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. She was found face-down in a bathtub in 2015 in her Roswell apartment. She later died after being in a coma for an extended period.

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Investigators were not able to determine exactly how Brown died. According to the Associated Press, her family blamed Gordon, accusing him in a lawsuit of giving her a “toxic cocktail.” Gordon was never charged in the case, but he was found responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit.

A Fulton County judge later found Nick Gordon “legally responsible” for Bobbi Kristina’s death as part of a civil lawsuit brought by her estate.

In 2017, Gordon was arrested in Sanford, Florida and charged with domestic violence against his then-girlfriend.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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