Traci Braxton Dead At 50

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Traci Braxton, the younger sister of singer Toni Braxton, has died at the age of 50, TMZ reported.

According to the outlet, the Braxton Family Values star passed away Friday (March 11) from cancer. The Sinners Wanted actress has been privately battling cancer for a year, and was reportedly surrounded by her sisters and mom when she passed away.

Traci's other famous sisters include Tawanda, Trina and singer-TV personality Tamar. In 2018, Traci along with Toni, Tawanda, and Trina recorded "Broken Things." On her own, Traci recorded "Last Call" in 2014, that rose to #16 on Billboard's Top 200 chart.

In her acting career, Traci starred in There's A Stranger in My House, The Christmas Lottery, All In, and more, and earned producer credits.

In a statement on social media, Toni Braxton confirmed her sister's passing in a heartfelt message.

"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," the singer captioned a black and white portrait of all the sisters.

In a follow-up tweet, Toni added, "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 leaves behind a husband Kevin Surrat and son.

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