The Houston estate asked if I would share this tribute that I put together for Bobbi Kristina's private funeral. On behalf of the Brown and Houston families, we would all like to thank you for your prayers and support. God bless,Posted by Tyler Perry on Friday, September 4, 2015
Tyler Perry has released a moving video that pays tribute to Bobbi Kristina Brown, which was shown to her family and friends at her private memorial that he attended last month.
The footage was posted on his Facebook page on Friday and contains a montage of photos of the 22-year-old, as a child and an adult, including some with her late mother, Whitney Houston, and father, Bobby Brown 46. It is set to Houston's 1996 ballad "You Were Loved," featured on the soundtrack of her movie The Preacher's Wife.
"The Houston estate asked if I would share this tribute that I put together for Bobbi Kristina's private funeral," Perry wrote. "On behalf of the Brown and Houston families, we would all like to thank you for your prayers and support. God bless."
"I hope you feel my love, pain, beauty, agony at times, blessings all the time," Bobbi Kristina is quoted as saying in the tribute video. "No one understands me. And I don't expect them to, but I will try to spread my love and my story through words and this blessing of a powerful voice mom has given me."
Bobbi Kristina, Houston's only child, died on July 26 after being in a coma for months following a hospitalization on Jan. 31. She was found unconscious in a filled bathtub at her Georgia home. Her family is still waiting on toxicology reports to determine the official cause of her death. E! News learned earlier this week the case remains under police investigation.
Houston died at age 48 in 2012, also after found unconscious in a bathtub, in a Beverly Hills hotel room. The cause of her death was ruled to be accidental drowning, combined with cocaine use and heart disease.
Bobbi Kristina was laid to rest next to her mother in New Jersey on Aug. 3.
—Additional reporting by Senta Scarborough