The autopsy report released Thursday showed that the death of Nick Gordon was, in fact, caused by heroin toxicity, according to multiple reports.
The 30-year-old reportedly had several other substances in his body, including anti-seizure and anti-panic medication Clonazepam; Oxycodone; ethanol; and Narcan, a drug used to reverse overdoses.
Per E! and TMZ, citing the docs, Gordon was found unresponsive and in cardiac arrest. He was administered Narcan and hospitalized for seven hours before he died.
The day Gordon died, police had found him unresponsive at 5:15 a.m. in a room at the Sheraton Hotel in Maitland, Fla. They transported him to the nearby Advent Health hospital in Altamonte Springs, which he never left alive.
Joe Habachy, Gordon’s lawyer, released a statement to Fox News following the 30-year-old’s death. While the attorney did not provide details surrounding the cause of death, he revealed Gordon had been working hard to maintain his sobriety.
“My heart is heavy today after learning that my long time client Nick Gordon died at the young age of 30. While I cannot speak to the specific circumstances of his death, I can say that it’s been truly heartbreaking to have witnessed first hand the total devastation that drug addiction has wreaked upon a group of young friends, all of whom were loved and had immense potential,” the attorney told Fox News.
Gordon’s brother, Junior Walker, mourned his death in a Facebook post, writing, “God why did I have to lose my brother on New Years.”
In January 2015, Gordon was present when Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Georgia home following a suspected drug overdose. The 22-year-old was placed in a medically induced coma and died six months later.
In his final few years, Gordon faced a wrongful death civil lawsuit in the death of Bobbi Kristina, who was 22. Her estate accused Gordon of having given her a “toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious” and then positioning her face-down in a bathtub on Jan. 30, 2015, according to the Los Angeles Times. She was taken to the hospital and died six months later, without ever regaining consciousness. Gordon was found liable after he failed to appear at two hearings, and he was ordered to pay $36 million.