Bobby Brown Cause of Death Triggers Criminal Investigation | 22 Words

In November of last year, the tragic news was announced that Bobby Brown Jr, the son of R&B singer, Bobby Brown, tragically passed away just 5 years after the death of his half-sister, Bobbi Kristina Brown...

And now, a criminal investigation has been launched over his untimely death.

Read on to find out why...

Now, in the wake of his death, messages of condolences began to flood in...

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Now, this news was utterly devastating.

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Because, before Bobby Jr's shocking death, the Brown family had already experienced their fair share of loss throughout the last couple of years.

His death came just 5 years after the passing of his half-sister, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

In January 2015, Bobbi was found face down in the bathtub in her Georgia home ÔÇô eerily echoing the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, 3 years earlier.

The twenty-two-year-old was placed into a medically induced coma but, unfortunately, doctors couldn't revive her, and she passed away in hospice care 2 years later in June 2015.

And her ex-partner, Nick Gordon, also died at the start of this year.

In the early hours of January 1st, Gordon died after suffering a series of heart attacks, presumably as a result of drug intake.

So, of course, Bobby Jr's death has came as a real blow.

Landon Brown, who is the eldest son of Bobby Sr., confirmed his brother's death in an Instagram post captioned: "I love you forever King."

TMZ was the first to report the news...

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But a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told E! News that authorities responded to a report of a medical emergency on Wednesday, November 18th.

His cause of death was soon confirmed.

According to the family, Bobby was experiencing "flu-like" symptoms and had not been feeling well in the lead up to his death, TMZ reports.

Despite this, the Brown family said they will let authorities conduct an investigation into his death.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ they were conducting a toxicology test, which went on to find a fatal combination of alcohol and drugs in his system.

Although his death was ultimately ruled as accidental, the overdose raised a lot of red flags...

Which is why a criminal investigation that's now in the hands of prosecutors.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the LAPD began looking at this as a possible crime from the outset due to the fact narcotics were involved, not to mention the specific type - p*rcocet and c*caine.

Officers quickly caught on to the drugs after talking to people Bobby was around shortly before his body was found.

Rest in Peace, Bobby.

This is a developing story and updates will be posted accordingly.