BOBBY BROWN: "I'M DEEPLY SADDENED"

"I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. At this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi- Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time," said Bobby Brown.

Brown was scheduled to perform in Southhaven, Mississippi on Saturday night when he learned of the sudden and tragic news of Whitney's passing.

Brown and Houston were married from 1992 to 2007 and shared a daughter named Bobbi Kristina, now 19. In 2007, in the wake of the couple's high-profile divorce proceedings, a judge awarded Houston full custody of their daughter.

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