Singer Traci Braxton dead at 50 after battling cancer

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Singer Traci Braxton, who was the sister of Toni and Tamar Braxton, has died. She was 50.

Toni announced the news on her Instagram account early Saturday on behalf of the Braxton family.

“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 family’s statement begins.

The family confirmed that Traci died on Saturday “as the snow was falling.” “Our angel is now a snowflake,” the statement continues.

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Singer Traci Braxton has died at the age of 50, her family announced Saturday.

Singer Traci Braxton has died at the age of 50, her family announced Saturday.
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“We ask that you respect our privacy as we plan to send her home with love, celebrating her life. We are family forever,” the family’s statement concludes.

Traci’s husband, Kevin Surratt, also confirmed the news of her death in a statement shared with Fox News Digital. He said she had been privately undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. 

“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.

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The singer and TV personality was battling esophageal cancer, her husband said in a statement.

The singer and TV personality was battling esophageal cancer, her husband said in a statement.
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Traci was born in April 1971 into the famous Braxton family. In addition to Toni and Tamar, her siblings include brother Michael Jr. and sisters Towanda and Trina.

Traci released a solo album titled “Crash & Burn” in October 2014 and another album titled “On Earth” in 2018, according to reports.

Her hits include “Last Call,” “Broken Things,” and “Lifeline.”

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 (L-R) Traci Braxton, Trina Braxton, and Evelyn Braxton are seen as We TV celebrates the premiere of "Braxton Family Values" on April 2, 2019.

 (L-R) Traci Braxton, Trina Braxton, and Evelyn Braxton are seen as We TV celebrates the premiere of “Braxton Family Values” on April 2, 2019.
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Traci also was an actress. She starred in “Sinners Wanted,” “The Christmas Lottery” and the stageplay “There’s a Stranger in My House.” She also acted in “Chaaw,” which is currently in post-production, according to an IMDB page for the star.

Additionally, Traci starred in the Braxton family’s reality show, “Braxton Family Values.” She and her husband also starred in Season 3 of “Marriage Boot Camp.”





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