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Stars' tributes as Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dies at 22

Published 27/07/2015 | 08:22

Stars have paid tribute to Bobbi Kristina Brown (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Stars have paid tribute to Bobbi Kristina Brown (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Stars have paid tribute to the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown who has died aged 22.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown died seven months after she was found face down in a bathtub.

A representative for the Houston family said she died surrounded by her family and "is finally at peace in the arms of God".

A post on Whitney's official Facebook page said: "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'."

Oprah Winfrey tweeted: " Peace at Last!"

Sam Smith posted a picture on Instagram of Whitney and what looks like a young Bobbi Kristina, and wrote: "The most heartbreaking tale. May you both rest in peace, and find the happiness and contentment you couldn't find in this world, in the next. My love and thoughts with all their family and friends on this sad night."

Leona Lewis tweeted: "Deeply saddened that Bobbi Kristina has passed. I'm so fortunate to have met your mum, one of my inspirations. Rest in bliss together angels."

La Toya Jackson said: "Sooo sad! My heart goes out to Bobbi Kristina, the Brown and Houston family and friends. May you rest in peace Bobbi Kristina."

She added: "We Will Always Love You!"

Missy Elliott said her heart is "truly heavy", adding: "May you rest in peace with your mommy Bobbi Kristina, sending prayers to the Brown/Houston family."

In a second tweet she said: "No parent ever think of burying their child before they go so extra prayers Bobby Brown and Cissy Houston. Rest Bobbi Kristina."

Singer Ciara posted a picture on Instagram and wrote: "Lost for words about the life story of Whitney and her daughter Bobbi Kristina. Praying for the Houston and Brown family. Rest in peace Bobbi Kristina."

Lil' Kim wrote: "My heart breaks for the Houston and Brown families. Rest easy by your mother's side."

MC Hammer said: "My prayers and deepest condolences for Bobby Brown and family. May God comfort and keep you."

Paula Abdul wrote: "I was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Bobbi Kristina - I send my love and heartfelt condolences to the Brown and Houston families."

Police said she was found on January 31 in the suburban Atlanta home she shared with Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband. A police report described it as a ''drowning''.

She was in hospital for months in Atlanta, eventually being placed in hospice care, after being found in a manner similar to the way her megastar mother died three years earlier.

Bobbi Kristina was the only child of Houston and Brown.

The sole heir of her mother's estate, she had dreams. She identified herself on Twitter as ''Daughter of Queen WH,'' ''Entertainer/Actress'' with William Morris & Co, and ''LAST of a dying breed''.

She told Oprah Winfrey shortly after her mother's death in 2012 that she wanted to carry on her legacy by singing, acting and dancing, but her career never took off.

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