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Whitney Houston's Daughter in Coma After Being Found Unresponsive



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    In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, California.

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, is in a medically induced coma after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub, relatives told NBC affiliate WXIA.

    Brown's husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend found Brown unresponsive in the bathroom of their Roswell, Georgia home, on Saturday, Roswell police said. The friend called the emergency dispatcher while her husband performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Brown because they did not believe she was breathing nor had a pulse, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department.

    When police responded to the scene at 10:31 a.m., Brown was not breathing and was not conscious. Police gave Brown additional care until she was taken alive to North Fulton Hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs.


    Holland said during a press conference Saturday afternoon that Brown is alive and breathing, according to NBC News. A hospital spokeswoman did not return repeated messages seeking comment on Brown's condition.

    Holland said the case is being treated as a medical investigation and that detectives don't believe any foul play was involved. She did not know if any prescription drugs had been found in the home.

    Holland said police were called to the home on Jan. 23 for a reported "fight" but when officers arrived, they found no one there.

    Brown is also the daughter of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown. A representative for the family did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

    Bobbi Kristina Brown tweeted a photo of herself on Jan. 26 with a message that read, "Littlelady&yourgrowing young man @nickdgordon miss you mommy ..:') SOmuch.. loving you more every sec. #Anniversary!"

    The incident comes three years after Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. Bobbi Kristina Brown had been having a "hard time" as the anniversary of her mother's death approched but had been doing well, her cousin Jerod Brown told NBC News.

    "She's been through a lot, you know what I'm saying. This is a hard time, it's her mother's anniversary of her death. It's been a hard time, it's a rough time a year," Jerod Brown, who said he was Bobbi Kristina Brown's first cousin, said Saturday. "But she's a tiger, she's going to pull through it.”

    The 48-year-old Houston had struggled for years with cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her behavior had become erratic.

    Authorities examining Houston's death found a dozen prescription drug bottles in the hotel suite. They concluded that Houston accidentally drowned. Heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors in Houston's death.

    Over her career, Houston sold more than 50 million records in the United States alone. Her voice, an ideal blend of power, grace and beauty, made classics out of songs like "Saving All My Love For You," ''I Will Always Love You," ''The Greatest Love of All" and "I'm Every Woman." Her six Grammys were only a fraction of her many awards.

    Houston had her first No. 1 hit by the time she was 22, followed by a flurry of No. 1 songs and multiplatinum records.

    Houston left her entire estate to her daughter.

    The late singer was recently the subject of a Lifetime biopic, "Whitney." Houston's sister-in-law, Pat Houston, released a statement criticizing the film, which focused on Houston's drug use, and said the family was not consulted.