The sister of singer Toni Braxton and star of the hit family reality TV show “Braxton Family Values” passed away at age 50. According to her family, Braxton had been battling cancer in the esophagus.
“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 said.
Braxton’s sisters, mother and friends were by her side when she passed, her publicist Tomasina Perkins-Washington.
Born on April 2, 1971, Traci grew up alongside older brother Michael Jr. and older sister Toni, as well as younger sisters Towanda, Trina, and Tamar, 44.
Traci released a solo debut album, titled Crash & Burn, in October 2014. The LP was released after her popular single, “Last Call.”
But she was perhaps best known for her appearances in the family’s reality TV show “Braxton Family Values” alongside her siblings Toni, Towanda, Trina, Tamar and Michael.
In addition to being a performer and entertainer, Braxton contributed much of her adult life to social work for children with disabilities, according to her website. She worked to support charities and nonprofit organizations helping women and children facing health and societal challenges.
Braxton is survived by her husband, son, siblings and mother.