Bobby Brown described the opioid epidemic as “out of control” after it was revealed that his son died from a toxic combination of fentanyl, alcohol and cocaine.
The New Edition star said his family “continues to mourn” the death of Bobby Brown Jr. after he passed away in November at age 28 from what is now known as an overdose.
“Street fentanyl has unnecessarily claimed the lives of so many people and Bobby Jr. is another victim,” Brown said in a statement.
“This epidemic is out of control and those who supply this deadly drug must be held accountable for the death and destruction it causes.”
Brown Jr.’s mother, Kim Ward, also said her son was not “high” but “was often easily swayed.”
“This is a situation where you teamed up with the wrong people,” shared Ward. “My son is gone and those who contributed to his senseless death must be held accountable.”
Ward and Brown’s attorney, Christopher Brown, said they believe Brown Jr. may have used street fentanyl “without his knowledge and we believe it killed him” as he had “small amounts of alcohol and cocaine in his system, but had a amounts of fentanyl in your heart and blood. “
Brown Jr. was found dead in his home on November 18 when authorities responded to an emergency medical call. Brown Jr.’s death was another tragedy for the 52-year-old “My Prerogative” musician when he lost his 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in 2015, three years after his mother, Whitney Houston, was found dead in a hotel bathtub. .
Bobbi Kristina’s ex-fiancé Nick Gordon, who was found legally responsible for her ex-partner’s death, also died in 2020.