After a few weeks in hospice care, Bobbi Kristina Brown tragically passed at just 22 on Sunday (July 26) – and a host of famous faces paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston’s young daughter with Bobby Brown. Oprah Winfrey, Missy Elliott and La Toya Jackson were some of the stars who sent prayers and expressed their sadness. Bobbi Kristina died six months after being discovered unconscious in a bathtub at her Georgia home.
Many of those paying tribute took solace in the fact that Bobbi Kristina would now be reunited with her late mother. “Peace at last!” wrote chat show queen Oprah, while Missy said: “My heart is truly heavy. May u rest in peace with your mommy #BobbiKristina sending prayers 2 the Brown/Houston family.”
“Soooo Sad! My heart goes out to #BobbiKristina the Brown & Houston family and friends! May you #RIPBobbiKristina We Will Always Love You,” La Toya tweeted, with Empire star Taraji P Henson simply writing: “Rest in heaven #BobbiKristina.”
Peace at Last! #BobbiKristina
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) July 27, 2015
Rapper Puff Daddy added: “Rest in peace #BobbiKristina”, and Kylie Jenner also paid tribute: “Rest in peace #BobbiKristina. Got a chance to hang out with u once & I’ll never forget it or you. Ugh this is so sad :(.”
Vivica A Fox wrote: “RIP #BobbiKristina My deepest sympathies 2 your father #BobbyBrown n your Grandma #CissyHouston We will miss ya 4sho darling.” Sherri Shepherd shared a photo of Bobbi Kristina and Whitney together, with the caption: “She is finally back in her Mother’s arms. #RIP Bobbi Kristina #beautifulangel.”
My heart is truly heavy May u rest in peace with your mommy #BobbiKristina sending prayers 2 the Brown/Houston family
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 27, 2015
The Houston family released an official statement on Sunday confirming the sad news of Bobbi Kristina’s death. “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July 26 2015 surrounded by her family. She is finally in the arms of God,” it read. “We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
A heartbreaking message posted on Whitney Houston’s official Facebook page read: “It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers.
“As Bobbi Kristina would say: ‘The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face’.” The message accompanied a black-and-white photograph of Bobbi Kristina and Whitney together.