Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-fiancé Nick Gordon, 30, died of heroin overdose: Autopsy report

Gordon was found legally liable for Brown's death in 2016 in a civil lawsuit and was ordered to pay $36 million to her estate


                            Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-fiancé Nick Gordon, 30, died of heroin overdose: Autopsy report
Bobbi Kristina Brown, Nick Gordon (Getty Images)

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-fiancé Nick Gordon died of a heroin overdose, according to Florida's Districts 5 & 24 medical examiner's office. Gordon, 30, died on January 1 and his body was autopsied the next day. According to the autopsy report, the cause of death was ruled as heroin toxicity.

The toxicology results stated that there were a number of substances found in Gordon's system including caffeine, morphine and naloxone, CNN reported. Naloxone is used to block the effects of opioids. According to TMZ, the drug had been likely administered to him after he was hospitalized. At the time, he was suspected to have had a series of heart attacks and died just hours after hospitalization.

According to a 911 call obtained by the tabloid, an operator is heard saying, "Black stuff is coming out of his mouth and he was not breathing."

Gordon was found legally liable for Brown's death in 2016 in a civil lawsuit and was ordered to pay $36 million to her estate.

The two became close since the death of Brown's mother and singer Whitney Houston in 2012 and announced their engagement. Their relationship was scrutinized after it became public, following which Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub in January 2015. She died six months later after being in a coma. The cause of death was diagnosed as drug intoxication, pneumonia and brain damage.

Joe Habachy, Gordon's lawyer, had told Fox News in a statement that Gordon had been trying to stay away from drugs. "My heart is heavy today after learning that my long time client Nick Gordon died at the young age of 30. While I cannot speak to the specific circumstances of his death, I can say that it's been truly heartbreaking to have witnessed first hand the total devastation that drug addiction has wreaked upon a group of young friends, all of whom were loved and had immense potential," the attorney had said.

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