In memoriam. Legendary performer Traci Braxton has died after a private cancer battle. She was 50.
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The Braxton Family Values star had spent the last year in hospice amid her treatment for esophageal cancer.
“When I heard the news about my mother being sick first thing she said was I’m going to fight and beat this,” her son, Kevin Surratt Jr., captioned a Saturday, March 12, Instagram post. “She fought to the end and today she’s at peace. I love my mother forever and this hurts so much but I’m at peace knowing she’s isn’t in pain anymore. I love you ma I’m going to miss you.”
In addition to her husband of more than 20 years, Kevin Surratt, and her 26-year-old son, the “Broken Things” songstress is survived by her sisters: Trina Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton and Towanda Braxton.
“It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci,” a statement on Toni’s official Facebook page read. “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 statement 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. We are family forever.”
Following many of the sisters’ popular music careers, they joined forces to share their lives on their Braxton Family Values reality TV show. The series debuted in April 2011 on WE TV.
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“[The public] doesn’t think [our family] stick[s] together. Everybody thinks that we hate on each other,” Traci exclusively told Us Weekly in August 2018 about their sibling bond. “My parents did not believe in that. Especially trying to play one sibling against the other. We [weren’t] raised that way. It’s all love.”
She continued: “Every family go through some spats. It doesn’t even matter if you’re not even the closest family. You go through some spats. But somehow, some way, you always mend it right back together.”
The WE TV series aired for seven seasons, concluding in December 2020.
Traci also appeared with her husband on the third season of Marriage Boot Camp. She was also an actress, with roles in The Christmas Lottery and Sinners Wanted.
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I Love Old Schoool Music family, we have extremely sad news to share today. Traci Braxton, the sister of Toni, Tamar, Towanda, and Trina Braxton, has passed away. She was just 50 years old.
According to reports, Traci was battling cancer for approximately one year, yet her fans didn’t know, because she chose to battle in silence. Sadly, she lost the tough on Friday, March 12, 2022.
TMZ shared that ‘Traci’s sisters and mom were by her side when she passed.’
Most of us fell in love with Traci when she first appeared on the family’s reality show, “Braxton Family Values.” She had a big personality, a pretty singing voice, and a beautiful heart…and she was never afraid to speak her mind…which we adored.
In addition to the reality show, Traci was She was an actress, best known for “Sinners Wanted.” She also appeared in “There’s a Stranger in my House” and “Chaaw.” As a solo artist, her song, “Last Call,” reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. Traci also released the song, “Broken Things,” which her three sisters.
Traci’s family is devastated by her passing. And unfortunately, they’ve experienced another tragedy in 2019, when the Braxton’s niece, Lauren Braxton (their brother, Michael’s child), suddenly passed away at age 24 from a reported accidental overdose.
Traci is survived by her longtime husband, husband, Kevin Surratt and their adult son.
Traci Braxton loved I Love Old School Music’s stories, and oftentimes shared our stories online. We love her dearly and she will be forever missed. Rest well queen.