Traci Braxton, ‘Braxton Family Values’ reality star and former member of The Braxtons loses battle with cancer | hot sheet
Traci Braxton “Braxton Family Values” reality star and former member of R&B girl group The Braxtons has died at 50.
Traci’s husband told Kevin Sr. TMZ after a year-long battle to receive treatment for esophageal cancer, she succumbed to it.
Traci’s older sister, Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton, released a statement on behalf of their family to instagram.
“It is with the greatest regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci. Needless to say, she was a shining light, a wonderful daughter, an incredible sister, a loving mother, a wife, a great- mother and a respected performer. She will be greatly missed.
Traci came by this morning as the snow was falling, our angel is now a snowflake.
We ask that you respect our privacy as we plan to send her home with love, celebrating her life.
We are a forever family.
Love,The Braxton family.
Traci’s only child, a son Kevin Jr. shared his feelings on the untimely passing of his late mother.
“When I found out my mum was sick, the first thing she said was I’m going to fight and beat this. She fought till the end and today she’s at peace I love my mom forever and it hurts so much but I’m at peace knowing she’s no longer in pain.
I love you mom. I’ll miss you.”
Traci, her four sisters Toni, Towanda, Tamar, Trina and their mother Evelyn, appeared in the WE reality show “Braxton Family Values” for seven seasons from 2011 to 2020.
She and the sisters formed a singing group and signed with Arista Records in 1989. They released a single “Good Thing” the following year, but it failed to chart. LA Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds launched Toni’s solo career in 1991. Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar sang background vocals for Toni and made appearances in some of his videos, including “Seven Whole Days” .
Sources: TMZ, Instagram, The Wrap