ATLANTA – Filmmaker Tyler Perry paid homage to the late Bobbi Kristina Brown through a tribute video that was shown during her private funeral in August.
Perry wrote in a Facebook post Friday that the Houston estate asked him to share the 3-minute plus video featuring the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston. Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care July 26 after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome Jan. 31.
Bobbi Kristina was the only child between Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown. She was buried in New Jersey next to Houston.
Houston died in a similar fashion. She was found face-down in a foot of water in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just before the 2012 Grammy Awards. Authorities found prescription drugs in the suite and evidence of heart disease and cocaine in her body but determined her death was an accidental drowning.
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Bobbi Kristina was found in the townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, an orphan three years older than her, whom Houston had raised as her own. Bobbi Kristina referred to him as her husband.
A police report earlier this year described the incident as a drowning, and authorities are investigating her death.
Perry was among a handful of notables, including Grammy-winning R&B singer Monica and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who showed up for Bobbi Kristina’s funeral last month.
Perry said she had a future as an actress after her debut on his TV show “For Better or Worse” in 2012, but she only appeared in one episode. Aside from two ill-fated reality TV shows and the occasional paparazzi video, her image mostly showed up in the “selfies” she posted online.
Bobbi Kristina grew up in the shadow of her famous parents. She appeared with them in 2005 on the Bravo reality show “Being Bobby Brown” and attended award shows with her mother and father.
The video shows photos of Bobbi Kristina as a baby, posing alongside her parents and as an adult. As each picture flashes across the screen, her mother’s song “You Were Loved” played.
The video ended with the words, “Goodbye for now.”