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Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter and only child of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday at just 22 years old, after months of existing in a vegetative state. Though the investigation continues into how Bobbi Kristina wound up unconscious in her bathtub January 31, singer Jill Scott is left with an overwhelming feeling of sadness.
“To lose a child is a terrible thing. I think — some people are not going to like this — but I think that Whitney Houston’s passing and the passing of Bobbi Kristina, I think it should be a beacon, it should be an example on the adverse effects of fame,” Scott tells ABC Radio.
“For her to be gone at 22 years old…is a crime,” Scott says, before adding: “She didn’t get a chance to experience much of her. You know, its just sad, there was a lot of life to be lived.”
Scott says there’s doubt in her mind Bobbi Kristina was under a lot of pressure to live up to her mother’s legacy. “There’s so much that you have to hold up to, Whitney Houston had one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard in my life. That’s a lot of pressure,” she points out. “And to be on camera ll the time, everywhere, I don’t envy that existence at all.”
“I’ve never lived a moment in either of their shoes,” Scott admits, “but I believe there has to be balance.”
Entertainment Tonight reports Bobbi Kristina’s funeral is tentatively set for Thursday, July 30 in Atlanta. The family said the ceremony will be a celebration, “the Sweet 16 she never had.”
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