Traci Braxton, the singer, and member of the famous Braxton Family passed away on Friday (March 11th) after a bout with cancer. TMZ reports that Braxton has been battling cancer for about a year. Her family was by her side at the time of her death. Traci’s husband, Kevin Surrant gave a statement to TMZ saying “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.“
The Braxton family released a statement on the passing of Traci saying:
“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.
The Braxton Family”
Traci, along with her sisters Toni, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar Braxton got their big break when they signed with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and L.A. Reid‘s famous LaFace Records in the late ’80s. After Toni’s breakout solo success, Traci along with her sisters became her backup singers and was featured in the music video of the Toni Braxtons single “Seven Whole Days.”
Traci was featured in the “WE TV” reality show “Braxton Family Values” and the third season of “Marriage Boot Camp” with her husband Kevin Surratt.
In 2014, Traci released her debut solo album “Crash & Burn” featuring the singles “Last Call” and “Perfect Time.”
Braxton added acting to her resume, starring in films such as “Sinners Wanted,” “All In,” (starring Lil Mama), “The Christmas Lottery” and the stageplay “There’s a Stranger in My House.” Braxton even dabbled in radio with called The Traci Braxton Show on the BLIS.F.M. radio and working with others like Donnie Simpson who also released a statement on her passing.
Traci Braxton was 50 years old.
SOURCE | TMZ
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