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Traci Braxton Dies Of Cancer, Aged 50

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Traci Braxton Dies Of Cancer, Aged 50

Traci Braxton, the American singer, reality television and radio personality, has passed away at the age of 50 after a battle with cancer.

Traci, who starred in Braxton Family Values alongside her siblings, passed away on Friday, March 11.

It is reported that her mother and sister were both with her when she died.

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Traci's husband, Kevin Surratt, broke the news of his wife's passing to TMZ.

He stated: '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.'

Alongside appearing on reality television programme Braxton Family Values, Traci also released a single called Broken Things with her sisters Trina, Towanda and Toni, The Mirror reports.

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During her television career, she also featured on There's A Stranger in my House and Chaaw.

As a singer, one of her songs titled Last Call made it onto the Billboard Hot 100, coming in at the 16th spot.

Traci's son, Kevin Surratt Jr., has since taken to Instagram to post an image and tribute to his mother.

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He wrote: '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.'


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Other fans of the star have since flooded to social media to pay their respects to her and her family. One said: 'RIP to Traci Braxton. I’m so shocked right now. Prayers up for the family for real.'

Another wrote: 'What a fearless woman she was! Rest In Peace, Traci Braxton.'

A third commented: '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.'

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

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Topics: News, Music, US News

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