Bobbi Kristina Brown's cousin has penned an emotional letter to the late daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, two days after she died, aged 22.
The aspiring actress was taken off life support at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia on Sunday (26Jul15), nearly six months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bath tub at the Roswell, Georgia home she shared with her partner, Nick Gordon.
Her distraught father, Bobby Brown, issued a statement on Monday (27Jul15), admitting he had been left "completely numb" by his "unimaginable" loss, and now his nephew, Jerod Brown, has expressed similar sentiments in a lengthy post on Facebook.com on Tuesday (28Jul15).
Alongside a photo of Jerod standing next to Bobbi Kristina and her parents, he writes, "Dear Sis. I don't know what to say about all of this, to be honest I'm so damn numb to it all. We had so many plans and it really bothers my spirit that you left here without accomplishing what you was reaching for.
"To be honest, though you say I inspired you in so many ways, I don't believe u knew how much you touched my heart while you were here. Damn Krissi... I never believed this day would come where we would have to let you go.
"You fly high love one, and look down on us all. What hurts the most is that this trip you had to take alone, a trip we all have to take alone. I vow to never let anything blind me from preparing to also take that trip. I'm going to miss you dearly sis, I'm really going to miss you Krissi. Stay Charged my SOLDIER!"
Jerod has been vocal about his pain following Bobbi Kristina's initial hospitalization in January (15). He held a public vigil for his cousin in February (15), and weeks later, released a tribute song, called #PrayForBK, but he drew the wrath of Bobby's representative, who condemned his actions and insisted any comments made by extended family members should be "disregarded".
A private funeral for Bobbi Kristina is due to be held in Alpharetta, Georgia on Saturday (01Aug15), followed by a burial service in New Jersey on Monday (03Aug15), when she will be laid to rest beside her late mother.