Toni Braxton opens up about losing her sister Traci to esophageal cancer: “We were all there ... she had so much love,” Toni said.
Toni Braxton Shares Last Moments About Sister Traci Braxton In First Interview Following Her Death
During an appearance on Tamron Hall on Tuesday, Toni spoke publicly for the first time since her sister death, Traci, died at 50 years ─ Toni reflected on the strong bond she and her sisters share and how she has been coping with the loss.
“I wake up every morning and I go, 'Did I dream it? Did I dream it?' and I have to remind myself 'No, she's gone but she's been here with us for 50 years,' “Toni, 54, said. “So I try to relish in that moment and try to smile about it and just be grateful for the time you have and you have to always remember to be kind to one another.”
Traci died on March 12 at the age of 50, “after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatment for Esophageal cancer,” according to her family. Speaking with Hall, Braxton said everyone was with her when she passed on.
“[Traci] and her son were so close, her and her grandson and her son's wife. We were just a big family. We were all there. Her son was there, husband was there, everyone was there. Her best friends were there, everyone was there with her. She had so much love,” recalled Toni.
Watch the full interview above.