Bobby Brown Jr. Cause of Death: Family Says He Experienced ‘Flu-Like Symptoms’

Bobby Brown Jr.

Getty Landon Brown, left, Bobby Brown Jr., center, and Bobby Brown arrive at the premiere screening of "The Bobby Brown Story" in 2018.

Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 18, according to TMZ. He was 28.

On November 19, TMZ reported that Bobby Brown Jr.’s family said he was not feeling well in the days preceding his death and that he was experiencing “flu-like symptoms.” According to TMZ, “a source connected to the family” said that Brown did not have COVID-19.

Law enforcement officials told TMZ that no drugs or signs of foul play were found at the scene, which The Sun reported was his father’s home, and that a toxicology test is forthcoming. According to the Los Angeles Times, a Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner spokesperson said determining the cause of death could take weeks, as “the medical examiner is requesting more investigation into the death, including additional studies.”

Mikey Polo, a rapper who said he was good friends with Brown, told The Sun Brown probably died of “too much partying or something like that.” However, he said Brown was not depressed nor a drug addict. “He had a lot to live for and if he had a drug problem, trust me, we would have stopped it. I would not let Bobby do anything and f*** up in front of me. I’ve lost too many people to drugs.”


Brown’s Half-Sister, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Died in 2015

Bobby Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston

GettySinger Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in 2011.

The Brown family has faced a number of tragedies in recent years. In 2015, Brown’s half-sister, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died at age 22. She was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta home on January 31, 2015, and died months later.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown Sr. Her official cause of death was lobar pneumonia, according to an autopsy report obtained by ABC News.

The article wrote, “The report, released on what would have been Brown’s 23rd birthday, said that the lobar pneumonia was due to her face being immersed ‘in water complicating mixed drug intoxication,’ along with ‘Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy,’ which is brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen.”

Bobbi Kristina Brown died approximately three years after her mother died in what toxicology reports ruled as “drowning and effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” according to the Washington Post.

Bobby Brown Sr. was married to Houston from 1992 to 2007. He has five surviving children.


Bobby Brown Jr. Recently Released the Song ‘Say Something’

Bobby Brown Jr. was the son of Bobby Brown and Kim Ward. The couple split up two months into Ward’s pregnancy with Brown Jr., according to E! News. According to The Sun, Brown Sr. dated Ward on-and-off for 11 years before marrying Houston.

News of the aspiring musician’s death was confirmed by Landon Brown, Bobby Brown Jr.’s eldest brother.

In an Instagram post, Landon Brown wrote, “I love you forever King.”

Bobby Brown Jr. posted a number of videos and photos to Instagram showcasing his musical aspirations. On September 23, he shared a new song titled “Say Something.”

The song accrued over 39,500 views as of November 19.

Polo told The Sun he plans to posthumously release some of Brown’s recent music. “We had a lot of songs that are unreleased together, we talked about shooting videos for them,” Polo told the outlet. “Me and the bros are going to get together and end up releasing his music for him – there’s no way he would want his music just to sit there.”

Brown posted his last Instagram on October 10. The photo was captioned, “Vibe starter. TALK.”

The musician was active on Twitter in the hours leading up to his death. On November 18, he posted the tweet, “If me and my girl can’t hit, I’m not hitting .”

At the time of his death, Brown was dating a woman named Anna Reed.

On November 19, Reed posted on Twitter, “The heavens gained an angel but I lost my soul mate.”

Just days before his death, on November 15, Brown posted a photo with Reed, captioning it, “Wifey alert.” The tweet was pinned.

Brown was involved in his family’s reality show, Being Bobby Brown.

E! Online reported that he is survived by his sister La’Princia and his half-siblings, Landon, Cassius, Hendrix and Bodhi Brown.

In a statement, Brown Sr. said, “Please keep my family in your prayers at this time. Losing my son at this point in our lives has devastated my family. There are no words to explain the pain.”

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