Bobby Brown Reacts to Bobbi Kristina Brown's Autopsy Release

"Krissy will always live in my heart and soul. I love my baby girl," he says in a statement

By Francesca Bacardi Mar 04, 2016 3:06 PMTags
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Bobbi Kristina Brown's cause of death was released Friday morning in a statement, but her father, Bobby Brown, isn't happy that it's out in the public.

"First and foremost, 23 years ago today, Bobbi Kristina was born. Krissy will always live in my heart and soul. I love my baby girl," Brown says in a statement obtained by E! News. "For news affiliates to seek and obtain my daughter's autopsy report, before anyone has been brought to justice for her death is mind blowing to me. Please pray for my family."

The Brown family has questioned Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend's involvement in her death, and her estate's conservator filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against Nick Gordon, claiming he abused her. The lawsuit also contains a wrongful death accusation.

Gordon has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime. His lawyer has said the lawsuit "is slanderous and meritless" and constitutes a "fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most." 

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But Bobbi Kristina's family is still searching for justice on what would've been her 23rd birthday.

"Yesterday we were informed that two news affiliates were granted access to the autopsy of Bobbi Kristina Brown. While this action is unsettling, we will continue in our efforts in the civil lawsuit and the criminal investigation," says Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC in a statement obtained by E! News.

"Bobby Brown has had to be strong and mourn his loved ones in a fashion that is foreign to most people. So public, so raw, with apparently no end in sight," the statement continues. "Hopefully public indictments and prosecution will lead to private healing and closure for Bobby Brown and his family."

The Fulton County Medical Examiner revealed Friday morning that Bobbi Kristina died from Lobar pneumonia, caused by Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and water immersion combined with mixed drug intoxication after being found unconscious in her townhouse's bathtub.

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is one of the most common types of brain damage caused by oxygen loss.