Traci Braxton, reality star and sister of Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton, has died at the age of 50.

Traci’s husband Kevin Surratt told TMZ: “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 sister Toni Braxton also confirmed the news, writing: “It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci.

“Needless to say, she was a bright light, a wonderful daughter, an amazing sister, a loving mother, wife, grandmother and a respected performer. We will miss her dearly.

“Traci passed 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 family forever.

“Love, The Braxton Family.”


Traci along with her sisters Toni, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar Braxton signed their first record deal in 1989. After Toni left in 1991, the remaining siblings became backup singers for Toni’s first US tour.

In 2011, the sisters reunited for the popular reality show, Braxton Family Values which also featured their mother.

Traci also appeared in season three of Marriage Boot Camp with her husband.

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