How did Traci Braxton die? Reality star, 50, bagged her first record deal with sisters

The news of Traci Braxton’s death comes weeks after the legendary actor and comedian Louie Anderson died in January


                            How did Traci Braxton die? Reality star, 50, bagged her first record deal with sisters
Traci Braxton (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
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Singer and radio personality Traci Braxton, who was best known for her stint at popular reality show ‘Braxton Family Values’, died on Saturday, March 12. She was 50. The reality star was reportedly surrounded by her sisters and mother at the time of her death. The sad news of her demise was confirmed by her family with an official statement by her sister Toni Braxton on Instagram. Social media users then rushed to Twitter to bid Traci an emotional farewell.
 
The news of Traci Braxton’s death comes weeks after the legendary actor and comedian Louie Anderson died in January. He was admitted to the hospital days earlier after being diagnosed with cancer but sadly could not make it. Bob Saget is another icon that Hollywood lost on January 9. Speaking of celebrity deaths, Betty White died at 99 of natural causes on December 31, 2021. Chick Vennera, DMX, Jay Black, and Jeanette Maus are other public figures who passed away last year leaving their loyal fans devastated.

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How did Traci Braxton die?

Traci Braxton, whose full name was Traci Benita Braxton died after a long private battle with cancer. Speaking about her death, Traci’s husband Kevin Surratt told TMZ, “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.” Traci’s sister Toni Braxton took to her Instagram and wrote, “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” adding, “Traci passed this morning as the snow was falling, our angel is now a snowflake.”
 
Traci was born in 1971 and grew up with brother Michael Jr. and older sister Toni, as well as younger sisters Towanda, Trina, and Tamar. She had released her solo debut album titled ‘Crash & Burn’, in October 2014 after she shot to fame with the single ‘Last Call’. Traci had bagged her first record deal with her sisters with Arista Records in 1989. She was also an actress who got famous for her role in ‘Sinners Wanted’. She also appeared in ‘There's a Stranger in my House’ and ‘Chaaw’. She recorded ‘Broken Things’ that featured her sisters, Toni, Towanda and Trina. Traci Braxton further got showered with love from fans after she appeared on the family reality show ‘Braxton Family Values’ which premiered in 2011. Years later, she and her husband Surratt were seen in the third season of ‘Marriage Boot Camp.’

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'Thank Traci and the Braxtons for being so raw and selfless'

Paying condolences to the singer and actress, one of the users stated, “RIP to Traci Braxton. I’m so shocked right now. Prayers up for the family for real.” Another posted, “Traci Braxton never publicity announced that she was battling cancer for year. she posted a pic last year after losing weight & people criticized her so much so that she turned her comments off .. STOP JUDGING PEOPLE  YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THEY BATTLING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.”  
 
The next one shared, “Losing Traci Braxton feels like losing an auntie. We love that family yall, and I thank Traci and the Braxtons for being so raw and selfless with her precious family time for us as black people to feel seen, heard and understood through their show. Prayers to The Braxtons.” One added, “I'm really struggling to wrap my head around Traci Braxton being dead. Jesus.” Meanwhile, actress Viola Davis shared, “I am sooo sorry! What a light you were Traci!! Condolences to the Braxton Family, her son and husband. Rest well!” And another concluded, “Traci Braxton passing at 50 is so upsetting. God rest her soul and be with her family.”
 

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