Reuters - Video

Edition: U.S. | U.K. | IN | CN | JP

Top News

Family, friends gather for Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral

10:58am EDT - 00:49

A private funeral is held at a church in Georgia for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer, Whitney Houston. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Scores of onlookers gathered near a Georgia church on Saturday (August 1) for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston. Brown's funeral at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta of about 60,000 residents, was private and closed to the public but that did not deter media and members of the public who were mourning her death. Brown, 22, died on Sunday (July 26) at an area hospice, six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in a still-unexplained incident at her Roswell, Georgia, home. She was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub by her partner and a friend in January, in an eerie echo of the Beverly Hills hotel bathtub drowning of her famous mother in 2012. Whitney Houston, who had a long history of drug abuse, died at age 48 in a Beverly Hills hotel in February 2012 on the eve of that year's Grammy Awards ceremony. Authorities said cocaine abuse and heart disease contributed to her death. Brown, the daughter of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, is expected to be buried on Monday (August 3) next to her mother at a cemetery in New Jersey. An initial autopsy this week found no obvious underlying cause for Brown's death but the investigation is ongoing. The case is under review by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office but no-one has been criminally charged over her death. A $10 million civil lawsuit filed in June accused Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, of causing her "life-threatening injuries" and of stealing from her bank account while she was in a coma. Brown had inherited her mother's fortune.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Family, friends gather for Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral

10:58am EDT - 00:49