The singer Toni Braxton’s sister, who is also the face of the successful family reality TV show “According to her family, the former star of “Braxton Family Values,” who had been battling cancer in the esophagus, has passed away.
The death has occurred at the age of 50 of singer, actress, and reality TV celebrity Traci Braxton.
Her family claims that Braxton has been waging a fight against esophageal cancer for some time.
“We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatments for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory,” her husband Kevin Surratt said in a statement to NBC News. “We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing treatment for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has passed on to glory.”
According to Braxton’s publicist, Tomasina Perkins-Washington, who spoke with NBC News, Braxton’s sisters, mother, and friends were with her when she died away.
According to Perkins-Washington, she also spent her final year in a hospice facility.
“When I heard the news about my mother being sick, the first thing she said was I’m going to fight and beat this,” her son Kevin Surratt Jr. said in an Instagram post on Saturday. “When I heard the news about my mother being sick, the first thing she said was I’m going to fight and beat this.” “She battled to the last end, and she can finally rest in peace today.”
“I love my mum forever and this hurts so much but at least I know she isn’t in pain anymore,” he added. “I’m at peace knowing she isn’t in suffering anymore.” “Mam, you are so special to me and I will never forget you.”
Toni Braxton, Braxton’s sister and a performer who has won a Grammy award, also paid tribute to her brother on Instagram.
She shared the news on Saturday, saying, “Traci went away 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 and celebrate her life,” the statement read, “as we will be honoring her.”
Braxton was the third child to be born to her parents and was the third kid overall. She was born in Severn, Maryland. Her father, Michael Conrad Braxton Sr., was a Methodist priest and worked for power business. Her mother, Evelyn Jackson, was a native of South Carolina and served as a minister in addition to her previous careers as an opera singer and cosmetologist. Her father was a power company worker. The pastor profession was carried on by Braxton’s maternal grandpa.
Toni, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar are Braxton’s sisters. Toni was born in 1967, Towanda in 1973, Trina in 1974, and Tamar in 1974. Braxton has an older brother named Michael Jr., who was born in 1968. (born in 1977). Braxton and her siblings were brought up in a home that adhered to a strong religious upbringing, and Braxton’s first experience performing was singing in the chorus at her local church.
Braxton was well-known for her performances in movies such as “Sinners Wanted” and “Chaaw,” as well as in the stage piece “There’s a Stranger in My House.”
However, she was probably most recognized for her roles in the reality television show “Braxton Family Values,” which was produced by the family “together with her sisters Towanda, Trina, Michael, and Toni, and her brother Michael.
In 2014, she also released the smash hit “Last Call,” which reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after it was released. Additionally, four years after that, she collaborated with her sisters Toni, Towanda, and Trina to record the song “Broken Things.”
Beginning in 2011, “Braxton Family Values” was broadcast on WeTV for a total of seven seasons. The lives of the five sisters Toni, Traci, Tamar, Trina, and Towanda, as well as their extended families, were the primary focus of the show.
According to her website, Tamar Braxton has spent a significant portion of her adult life working as a social worker with special needs children. Braxton is most known for her work in the entertainment industry. She volunteered her time and efforts to promote charitable causes and non-profit organizations that assist disadvantaged women, children, and families in the areas of health and society.
She was married to Kevin Surratt, who was also her co-star on the television show “Marriage Boot Camp.” On Saturday, their son, Kevin Surratt Jr., posted a message to Instagram stating that his mother fought until the last end.