Singer Bobby Brown ‘Deva-stated’ After The Loss Of His Son Bobby Jr.: ‘No Words To Explain The Pa-in’

Bobby Brown is asking fans to keep his family “in your prayers” following his son’s loss this week.Brown, 51, said that he and his family are “deva-stated” by Bobby Brown Jr.’s loss at 28.

“Please keep my family in your prayers at this time,” Brown told TMZ Thursday. “Losing my son at this point in our lives has deva-stated my family. There are no words to explain the pa!n.”

TMZ reported that the family said Brown Jr. was experiencing flu-like symptoms before his loss, but that he had not tested positive for the novel (COVID-19).

A rep for Brown did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment Thursday. Brown isn’t the only family member of Brown Jr. to speak out following his loss.

On Wednesday, Brown Jr.’s brother Landon shared a black-and-white photo on Instagram, writing, “I love you forever King.” He shared another post on Thursday, this time a video of the siblings singing along to Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.”

“Everything hu-rts King….” Landon wrote in the caption. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE on Wednesday that Brown Jr. had been found de-ad in his home in Los Angeles, though a cause of loss remains unknown.TMZ reported Thursday that an investigation is ongoing.

Brown Jr.’s loss comes more than five years after the loss of his half-sister, Bobbi Kristina Brown, in 2015. She passed away trag!cally when she underwent irreversible brain da*age and spent six months in a coma after she was found unconsc!ous in a bathtub at her home in Roswell, Georgia.

Bobbi Kristina was bur!ed in New Jersey next to her late mother, Whitney Houston, who passed away in February 2012 at the age of 48. In July, the singer paid tribute to his late daughter on the fifth anniversary of her loss with an Instagram post.”There’s no way to explain how I feel I miss you so much little girl you stay in my heart on my mind every day daddy loves you,” he wrote alongside a photo of Bobbi Kristina as a child.

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