Gordon was raised by the iconic singer from the age of 12, and later had a controversial relationship with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died in 2015. He took to Twitter on Saturday (11Feb17) to remember the I Will Always Love You hitmaker.

Whitney died on 11 February, 2012, after drowning in a bathtub in a hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, just one day before the Grammy Awards.

"Can't believe it's been 5years... I miss you. I know you and Kriss are enjoying each other up there. RIH (sic)," the 26-year-old wrote alongside a snap of himself with Whitney and Bobbi Kristina.

Gordon was in a relationship with, and later engaged to, Whitney's daughter Bobbi Kristina, before her tragic death. The 22-year-old was found unresponsive and face down in a bathtub at the Georgia home she shared with Gordon in January, 2015.

She was placed in a medically-induced coma and spent almost six months fighting for her life, before passing away in a hospice in July later that year.

Gordon was subsequently sued by Bobbi Kristina's court-appointed co-conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, and her father, singer Bobby Brown, who accused him of giving Bobbi Kristina a "toxic cocktail" of substances which rendered her unconscious on the night she was found in her bathtub.

He was found liable for the aspiring singer and actress' death in September last year (16), and was a no-show at the hearing on the civil lawsuit filed against him by the state.

Executors had reportedly asked for $50 million (£40.2 million) from Gordon, and after hearing testimonies from Bobbi Kristina's friends and relatives, including her tearful dad, the judge determined her estate should be awarded $36 million (£29 million).

Gordon has repeatedly denied the allegations.