Habachy went on to say that even though Nick had faced challenges over the years, he put so much work into staying sober, holding his head up high and honestly more than anything else, wanted to enjoy a happy and healthy life with his family.
"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 enormous potential", the Atlanta-based Habachy told AFP by email.
Gordon and a friend found Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter face down in a bathtub on January 31, 2015, and she was placed in an induced coma. Nick had a long-standing history of drug abuse and according to recent reports, it is believed he had multiple heart attacks.
In 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown died after allegedly taking morphine, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs.
She was found unresponsive in a bathtub in 2015 and died after months in a coma. "This is a tragic ending to Nick's troubled life".
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". An Atlanta judge ordered him to pay $36 million to Brown's estate.
"We are devastated by the loss of my lovely brother", Walker Jr. told PEOPLE.
Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina arrive at the Clive Davis And The Recording Academy's 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. It was only three years after her mom's death when Bobbi was found with several drugs in her system.
Neither Gordon nor his lawyer appeared up for trials in the case, and he was found liable and the losses awarded by default.
In an exclusive 2017 interview with DailyMail.com Leal described how Gordon held her captive in his mother's former home in Sanford, Florida before savagely beating her up after a night of drinking. I miss you. I know you and Kriss are enjoying each other up there.