Traci Braxton, Toni Braxton’s sister, died of cancer at the age of 50, according to TMZ. “We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatments for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory,” Kevin Surratt said about his wife in a statement to TMZ.
Traci is recognized as a skilled actress, singer, and TV personality by her followers. The beloved entertainer starred in the popular 2018 film Sinners Wanted, in addition to featuring on the family’s reality show, Braxton Family Values. Traci recorded the song “Last Call,” which reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The singer also joined her sisters, Toni, Towanda and Trina to record “Broken Things.”
Kevin Surratt Jr., Braxton’s son, shared his sadness in an Instagram post on Saturday.
“When I heard the news about my mother being sick first thing she said was I’m going to fight and beat this,” he wrote. “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.”
Traci Braxton was most known for her appearances on the reality television show “Braxton Family Values,” which she co-hosted with her sisters Tamar, Toni, Towanda, and Trina, as well as her brother Michael and his family.
On the show, Ms. Braxton was dubbed the “Wild Card,” which started on the WE TV network in 2011 and aired until late 2020. Ms. Braxton and her husband, Kevin Surratt, previously starred on “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.”
Traci Renee Braxton was born on April 2, 1971, as Michael and Evelyn’s third child.
In Severn, Maryland, the Braxton children were nurtured in a devout home. Their father, who worked part-time as a preacher, prevented the family from listening to secular music.
She discussed her decision to leave music and the unresolved sentiments she had about it on the show, which set her on a path to return to the industry. “Crash & Burn,” her solo debut album, was released in 2014, and “On Earth,” her follow-up album, was released in 2018.
Ms. Braxton came forward in February 2016 as the voice behind an iconic scene in which an anonymous person can be heard yelling “Hey, Michelle” towards Michelle and Barack Obama at a White House function.
Mr. Obama responded, “We know it is Black History Month when you hear somebody say: ‘Hey, Michelle. Girl!’”
During an appearance on the talk show “The Real,” which her sister, Tamar Braxton, hosted, Ms. Braxton admitted to being the voice.