Nick Gordon has died of an apparent drug overdose.
The 30-year-old best known for his relationship with the late Bobbi Kristina Brown reportedly died in Florida on New Year’s Day.
Gordon’s brother, Jack Walker, Jr. confirmed the news on Wednesday.
“We are devastated by the loss of my beautiful brother,” Walker Jr. told PEOPLE in a statement. “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 hand as he journeyed on.”
Sources told The Daily Mail he suffered several heart attacks before being rushed to Altamonte Springs Hospital where he was treated in the ICU before he died.
The news comes three years after Gordon was found liable for Brown’s untimely death in a wrongful death suit and ordered to pay her estate $36 million. The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unresponsive and unconscious in a bathtub at the townhouse she shared with Gordon.
His brother shared his sorrow in a series of social media posts.
“GOD WHY I DID I HAVE TO LOSE MY BROTHER ON NEW YEARS,” he wrote. “All I can do is cry.”
“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,” he continued.
“S— wasn’t suppose to go like this … you were [my] best friend and I never in a million years thought I’d be writing this for my ACE I was there through every step we all love you no matter what and we’ll all stay strong for you , New Years didn’t have to start like this and you just 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.”