Singer Bobby Brown’s son found dead at Los Angeles home

His son's death is the latest in a string of misfortune for Brown, a Roxbury native and founding member of New Edition.

Bobby Brown, left, and Bobby Brown Jr. appear at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016.
Bobby Brown, left, and Bobby Brown Jr. appear at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016. –Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown Jr., the son of New Edition singer Bobby Brown, a Roxbury native, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was 28.

Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said officers were responding to a medical emergency when they found Brown Jr.’s body around 1:50 p.m. at a home in Encino, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Brown Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. Lee said police believe no foul play was involved and additional details on the death weren’t immediately released.

Brown Jr. was the son of Bobby Brown and Kim Ward.

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His son’s death is the latest in a string of misfortune for Bobby Brown.

In 2012, his ex-wife, legendary singer Whitney Houston, was found dead after drowning in a Beverly Hills hotel room bathtub. Coroner’s officials ruled Houston’s death accidental and said heart disease and cocaine were contributing factors.

Their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found face-down in a bathtub at her suburban Atlanta home on Jan. 31, 2015. She was in a coma for six months before dying in hospice care at age 22.

Investigators with the medical examiner’s office were not able to determine exactly how Bobbi Kristina Brown died. An autopsy showed that she had morphine, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs in her body.

Bobbi Kristina’s ex-partner Nick Gordon, who was found liable in her death, died earlier this year. He was 30 years old.

Gordon was never criminally charged in the case, but he was found responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit. An Atlanta judge ordered him to pay $36 million to Brown’s estate.

Brown started his singing career in Boston as a member of the R&B group New Edition in the 1980s before becoming a solo artist with hits such as “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step.”

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