Family members of Ms Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, have said she is fighting for her life.
Her cousin Jerod Brown said in an interview with Atlanta TV station WXIA last week that she remained on a ventilator and the family had no plans to remove her from life support.
Both TMZ and RadarOnline reported on Saturday that Ms Brown's organs were starting to shut down.
Family sources told TMZ that the family has come to accept that Ms Brown, 21, is dying, but her distraught relatives are still trying to figure out what to do.
Ms Brown is in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in Georgia last month, Reuters reported.
She has been in a medically-induced coma since she was taken into the hospital and her brain activity has been minimal, reported UK's The Daily Mail.
She showed a glimmer of hope initially as her brain function improved, but her condition has since deteriorated.
"She lost oxygen to her brain for too long. She's not going to be able to recover," a hospital worker told UK's The Mirror.
Her father is insisting on using machines to sustain Ms Brown as the medical ordeal stretched into its fourth week.
He said that he will do whatever it takes to keep his daughter alive, even if it is just on life support with no long-term hope.
Other members of his family disagree with his decision, but will respect it, reported TMZ.
Few details about the aspiring singer's condition have been made public.
"We continue to request privacy in this matter," Mr Brown said in a statement.
"We thank everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina and God is hearing our prayers."
Meanwhile, the dispute between Ms Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon and her family has been the focus of speculation.
Mr Gordon, who found Ms Brown in the bath of their family home, has claimed he has been banned from seeing her in hospital.
However, the family claim he has made no attempt to visit his girlfriend in hospital.
She lost oxygen to her brain for too long. She's not going to be able to recover.
- A hospital worker on Ms Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition
This article was first published on Feb 16, 2015.
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