Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Late singer Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy report will be unsealed eight months after her tragic death.
She passed away last July after months of being in a coma. Her death came almost six months after her partner Nick Gordon found her unconscious in her bathtub at their US home in Roswell, Georgia, back in January.
While a Georgia judge granted a motion to unseal the report on Thursday, the Fulton Country medical examiner’s office released a statement saying they had not yet received authorization to release the information to the public, reports mirror.co.uk.
“We’ve not received a signed authorization from the court indicating whether we can release information and, if so, what type of information can be released. If we do receive authorization later today, we do not plan to release information until tomorrow, March 4, 2016, at the earliest.”
Meanwhile, the Fulton County DA’s office said it would not appeal despite still wanting to keep the autopsy report – which was originally sealed by prosecutors because of the ongoing criminal investigation – out of the public domain.
In a statement, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said: “It is our feeling that those valid reasons still exist; however, as citizens and officers of the court we must, nevertheless, follow the orders and instructions of the court.
“We would hope that news agencies and the media receiving the report would do so with the discretion and dignity a family who has lost a loved one deserves. Our investigation into the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown will continue.”
Last August, the conservator of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, of causing the death.
A spokesman for Gordon called the lawsuit “slanderous and meritless”.
Bobbi Kristina’s death came three years after her Grammy award-winning mother drowned in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel.
Cocaine abuse and heart disease contributed to Houston’s death in 2012 at age 48, authorities said.