Bobbi Kristina Brown
Deathbed photos of Bobbi Kristina Brown have been released on US gossip websitesFred Prouser/Reuters

A new photo of Bobbi Kristina Brown on her deathbed has been published by celebrity gossip site Radar Online. The image, posted on 18 August, allegedly shows the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown hours before she passed away.

In the chilling pic, the aspiring actress is seen in a hospital bed covered with blankets. The authenticity of the photo, however, could not be confirmed.

It comes just weeks after the National Enquirer published photo of Bobbi Kristina at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, having previously obtained a photo of Whitney Houston's body at her wake.

Bobbi Kristina died on 26 July at Atlanta's Peachtree Christian Hospice, almost six months after she was found unconscious at her home. She was buried next to her motherat Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, on 3 August.

Earlier in August, Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon announced plans to hold his own memorial service after being allegedly banned from her official send off. In a message posted on Facebook, the 25 year old revealed that he wanted an intimate service attended by those that were "there for her".

"We will have our own service remembering and honouring Krissi. Only the real family that actually was there for her will attend," he wrote under a post regarding Bobbi Kristina by close friend Mason Whitaker.

Meanwhile, Brown's conservator has filed a $10m (£6.4m) lawsuit against Gordon, which alleges that he murdered the reality star by giving her a "toxic cocktail" of drugs before putting her face-down in the bathtub at their Georgia home. He strongly denies the allegations.

"The recent lawsuit against Nick is slanderous and meritless. Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it's shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly," Gordon's legal team Joe Habachy and Jose Baez said.