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Traci Braxton Dies Following Private Cancer Battle



Traci Braxton, singer and star of Braxton Family values has died.

Toni Braxton, announced the news of her sister’s death in a statement shared on Instagram Saturday.

“It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci,” she wrote alongside a black-and-white image of herself and her siblings.

“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,” Toni continued.

“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,” the “Un-Break My Heart” singer added. “We are family forever.”


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Traci’s husband, Kevin Surratt, confirmed the news of her death in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, noting that she died following a cancer battle throughout the past year.

“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,” Surratt said.

Braxton was referred to as the Wild Card on BFV, which premiered on the WE tv network in 2011 and ran until late 2020.

Related: Traci Braxton Talks Sister Toni’s Romance With Birdman

Traci released an album in 2014, “Crash & Burn,” and had a hit single, “Last Call.”

She and her husband also appeared on the third season of Marriage Boot Camp. Traci’s only child, Kevin Surrat Jr, also posted a tribute to his mother on social media. She was 50.


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