Singer and reality star Traci Braxton has passed away at the young age of 50 after a yearlong cancer battle, family members say.
Tracy Braxton starred with her sisters, including R&B star Toni Braxton, on “Braxton Family Values”. The tv show ran for seven seasons starting in 2011, chronicling the famous sisters’ lives. Toni Braxton said her sister died Saturday morning.
“It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci,” Toni Braxton said on social media. “Needless to say, she was a bright light, a wonderful daughter, an amazing sister, a loving mother, wife, grandmother and a respected performer.”
Several news outlets reported that Braxton’s death followed a quiet battle with cancer.
“We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatment for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory,” her husband Kevin Surratt told NBC News.
Braxton’s publicist told NBC News that she died with her friends and family by her side.
Traci Braxton released her single “Last Call”, followed by her solo debut album “Crash & Burn” in 2014. “Last Call” peaked at No. 16 in the Billboard Hot 100. She released another single, “Broken Things”, with her sisters. Her second album, “On Earth”, was released in 2018.
Outside of her career in entertainment, Braxton’s was a motivational speaker who was involved in social work for children with disabilities. She lived in Maryland with her husband and her son.
“She fought to the end and today she’s at peace,” Braxton’s son Kevin Surratt Jr. wrote on social media Saturday. “I love my mother forever and this hurts so much but I’m at peace knowing she’s isn’t in pain anymore. I love you ma I’m going to miss you.”