AceShowbiz - Family of Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex-boyfriend, is in mourning. Nick, who was found legally responsible for the death of Bobbi, passed away on New Year's Day in Florida following a drug overdose. He was 30.
Daily Mail first broke the news, reporting that he had a series of heart attacks after he was rushed into the Intensive Care Unit at Altamonte Springs Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Following the report, his brother Jack Walker Jr. confirmed the news through a statement sent to PEOPLE, revealing that his family is "devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother."
He continued, "He leaves a void in the hearts of my family and his friends. Nick's battle in life was not an easy one. I will be forever grateful that my God afforded a small moment at the very end of Nick's life, and I was able to hold his hands as he journeyed on."
Prior to this, Jack mourned Nick's death in a Facebook post, writing, "GOD WHY DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEARS. All I can do is cry." He later paid tribute to Nick in a separate post, along with a series of photos of them together. "I love you so much big brother I hope you heard me talking to you at your bedside you are with me and I can feel it I love you I love you I love you watch over me and your nieces s**t wasn't supposed to go like this I talked to 6 hours before all this started you gave me my nickname Lil Wop and that Will forever be what I go by," he wrote.
Calling Nick his best friend, he went on mourning, "New Years didn't have to start like this and you juts told me you HAD to see me for New Years but I'm blessed I got to talk to you last night you will forever be my best friend nobody will ever take your place."
Nick was notorious for the 2015 death of Bobbi Kristina, who spent six months in a coma after she was found unconscious in a bathtub with a slew of drugs in her system. Nick was held legally responsible for her death, but never faced criminal charges.