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Traci Braxton Passes Away At 50 After Battle With Cancer

Beloved singer and reality star Traci Braxton has sadly passed away after losing her battle with cancer.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 03: Singer / TV Personality Traci Braxton visits Hallmark’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 03, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

TMZ reported that Traci died on Friday. She was 50 years old. Following the announcement of her death, her son Kevin Surratt Jr. shared a post on Instagram that read, “ When I heard the news about my mother being sick first thing she said was I’m going to fight and beat this. 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.”

Traci’s husband Kevin Surrat also released 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 treatment for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory.”

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 09: Traci Braxton and husband Kevin Surrat at the Grammys Washington, DC Chapter New Member Mix at The Recording Academy on September 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images for the Recording Academy)

Traci’s oldest sister Toni Braxton released a statement as well that read: 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. Love, The Braxton Family”

Traci appeared on the family’s reality show, “Braxton Family Values.” She was an actress, best known for “Sinners Wanted.” She also appeared in “There’s a Stranger in my House” and “Chaaw.” She recorded a hit song, “Last Call,” that rose to #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. She also recorded “Broken Things” featuring her sisters, Toni, Towanda and Trina.