Traci Braxton, the sister of singer Toni Braxton, has died at the age of 50. Traci’s only child, Kevin Surrat Jr, confirmed the news of his mother’s passing on his Instagram earlier today.
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.”
Traci’s sister, Toni Braxton, posted the following message on her family’s behalf: “It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci. 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. We ask that you respect our privacy as we plan to send her home with love, celebrating her life. We are family forever.”
Traci had been battling cancer for a year but sadly passed away on Friday, according to TMZ. Speaking to the publication, Traci’s husband Kevin Surratt, said, “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 leaves behind her husband Kevin Surrat, their son Kevin Surrat jr, and a grandchild. The Braxton Family Values star recently wrote a touching message to her son on his 26th birthday. She wrote, “Happy Birthday son @sirkevinjr you are the reason my life goes on. Since birth is been nothing but happiness in my life. Keep reaching for your dreams and goals. Remember you are a great father son and a husband. Boy your old #26.”
Kevin Jr welcomed his son, Kevin Surrat III, in May 2018 and married his long-time love, Olivia Harron, on their 10th wedding anniversary.
Ever the proud mom, Traci took to Instagram last year in June to share how proud she was of the couple for getting married. “I’m so proud of you too @oliviahaaron and @sirkevinjr y’all made your union official Wednesday June 30th on your 10th year anniversary. I love you guys!!!! ”
Traci appeared on the family’s reality show, “Braxton Family Values.” She was an actress, best known for “Sinners Wanted.”