Dionne Warwick on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Death: ‘She’s in Much Better Hands Now’

Whitney Houston’s cousin speaks out about the 22-year-old’s passing on “Watch What Happens Live”

Whitney Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick spoke out about the tragic passing of Bobbi Kristina Brown as her family continued to mourn their loss on Sunday.

“She’s a sweetheart. She will be missed, that’s for sure. She was a good girl,” the singer told Andy Cohen on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” during Sunday’s episode just hours after Brown’s death.

Warwick had been previously scheduled to appear on the show, and Cohen praised her for not cancelling the appearance despite having learned that 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina had died earlier that day. When asked how a family recovers from such a loss, Warwick told Cohen, “It’s not easy, that’s for sure.”

“I think it’s because of our faith and strength in faith, knowing that Bobbi is now with a much, much bigger and more powerful person — or thing, according to who or how you believe — than we’ll ever know,” the “I Say a Little Prayer” singer continued. “She’s in much better hands now.”

Warwick, 74, was also very close to her cousin, Whitney, and spoke to her the morning of her death in February 2012. She went on to preside over the “Bodyguard” star’s funeral and introduce special speakers.

Bobbi Kristina died Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. The daughter of Houston and Bobby Brown passed away following months of medical treatment after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Roswell, Georgia, home on Jan. 31.

“WWHL” host Cohen tweeted his condolences before Warwick came on the show Sunday and praised his guest’s professionalism.

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