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Toni Braxton shares a heartfelt statement on behalf of her family: “Our angel is now a snowflake”

Traci Braxton, sister of Toni, dies of cancer at age 50.

Braxton Family Issues Statement After Traci Braxton’s Death: ‘We Will Miss Her Dearly’

Traci Braxton, the singer, actress, and reality television personality, died at age 50 on Friday (March 11), a year after she was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, TMZ reports on Saturday (March 12), Traci’s husband Kevin Surratt confirm 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 was reportedly surrounded by her sisters and mother when she passed.

On Saturday the “Breathe Again” singer confirmed her sister’s death on Instagram.

“It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci,” Toni wrote alongside a black and white photo of her with her sisters. “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.

Braxton continued: “We ask that you respect our privacy as we plan to send her home with love, celebrating her life. We are family forever.”

Traci along with her sisters Toni, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar Braxton signed their first record deal with Arista Records in 1989. After Toni departed in 1991, the remaining siblings became backup singers for Toni’s first U.S. tour.

In 2011 the women reunited for the popular reality show, “Braxton Family Values” which also featured their mother.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Traci Braxton who has recently passed.

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