A friend of Bobbi Kristina’s, Max Lomas, died of a drug overdose in August. At the time, the Medical Examiner officially ruled Lomas’ manner of death as “undetermined,” but now there’s a definitive cause. According to TMZ, Lomas died of “fentanyl toxicity” and the death was ruled as accidental.
In July 2015, Lomas found Bobbi Kristina’s lifeless body in the bathtub.
Lomas faced a similar fate when a friend discovered him in a bathroom with a syringe in close proximity. Although he was taken to a hospital for medical treatment, he never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on August 15.
[This article has been updated. The original version was published on August 17, 2018 and can be found below.]
Bobbi Kristina’s close friend, Max Lomas, has reportedly died from a drug overdose. According to TMZ, law enforcement officials said his body was discovered inside a Mississippi home by a friend on Wednesday (August 15).
The friend grew concerned after Lomas didn’t come out of the bathroom for an extended period of time. He went to check on him and found his body on the floor with a syringe nearby. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Lomas was the person who found Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter unresponsive in the bathtub. He was accused of being the dealer who brought Bobbi Kristina and her boyfriend Nick Gordon their drugs, but he denied that was the case.
The 22-year-old died in July 2015 after being in a coma for nearly six months. As to her cause of death, the Medical Examiner said cannabis and alcohol were found in the body, along with a prescription medication used for anxiety and/or sedation.
The summary read, “Death was clearly not due to natural causes, but the medical examiner has not been able to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes, and has therefore classified the manner of death as undetermined.”
In a 2016 interview with People, Lomas admitted the three of them “were all pretty bad into drugs.”
Speaking on Bobbi Kristina’s relationship with Gordon, Lomas said, “Their relationship was bipolar. [They had] extreme highs and lows and would fight, mostly about jealousy.”
Two weeks before Lomas discovered Bobbi Kristina in the bathtub, they had “all decided that we were going to get off drugs, live healthier lifestyles. We all went to the gym together. But it didn’t work out. We started using again.”
Her family won a $36 million civil suit again Gordon in 2016.