Traci Braxton, the singer and younger sister of Toni Braxton, dies at age 50 of cancer

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Traci Braxton, the sister of singers Toni and Tamar Braxton, died on Friday at age 50.

The singer and reality star had been in a quiet cancer battle throughout the past year, TMZ reports.

‘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 husband Kevin Surratt told the media outlet.

Saying goodbye: Traci Braxton, the sister of singers Toni and Tamar Braxton, died on Friday at age 50; seen in 2019 in Los Angeles

She was reportedly joined by her sisters and her mother in her final moments.

Braxton had been joined by her famous sisters on Braxton Family Values, which she appeared on for its full run from 2011 to 2020.

Last year, Toni had announced that the show would return for an additional season after moving from its original network We TV to a new channel, but those plans fizzled out last month, with Traci’s sister Towanda Braxton confirm that the show was done for good last month.

Like her sisters, Traci was also an accomplished singer who scored a modest hit with her 2014 single Last Call, which preceded her debut studio album Crash & Burn.

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All in the family: Braxton had been joined by her famous sisters on Braxton Family Values, which she appeared on for its full run from 2011 to 2020; (L-R) Tract, Trina, Towanda, Tamara, Toni and Evelyn Braxton in 2013

 Although Traci was a late bloomer with her solo singing career, she wasn’t limited to a single medium.

She also worked as an actress, playing one of the top-billed roles in the 2018 movie Sinners Wanted.

More recently, she voiced the announcer on the 2020 TV movie The Christmas Lottery.

Heartbreaking: Traci’s sister Toni Braxton shared her sad news in an Instagram post on Saturday morning featuring a black-and-white photo of her sisters

Traci’s sister Toni Braxton shared her sad news in an Instagram post on Saturday morning featuring a black-and-white photo of her sisters.

‘It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci,’ she wrote in her caption. ‘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.’

She asked for privacy as they ‘plan to send her home with love, celebrating her life,’ while noting that they were ‘family forever.’

Loving son: Tracy’s son Kevin Surratt Jr. shared a loving photo hugging his mother, possibly as she was in the throes of her illness

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A fighter: ‘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,’ he wrote; Traci seen with husband Kevin Surratt

Tracy’s son Kevin Surratt Jr. shared a loving photo hugging his mother, possibly as she was in the throes of her illness.

‘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,’ he wrote.

‘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,’ he concluded.

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