"I've talked to Cissy and she's distraught and I understand that, because Whit, three years ago this night, and now here's her granddaughter in the same, almost exact situation, it's rough." Music icon Smokey Robinson's heart goes out to Whitney Houston's mother Cissy as the veteran gospel singer faces losing her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, three years after the superstar's drowning death on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2012. Brown has been in a medically-induced coma since she was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub at the Georgia home she shares with her partner Nick Gordon on 31 January (15).