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Traci Braxton dies at age 50 following cancer battle

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The sister of singer Toni Braxton and star of the hit family reality TV show "Braxton Family Values” passed away after battling cancer in the esophagus

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according to her family
Singer, actor and reality TV personality Traci Braxton has died at age 50.According to her family, Braxton had been battling cancer in the esophagus.

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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,

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her husband Kevin Surratt said in a statement to NBC News
Braxton's sisters, mother and friends were by her side when she passed, her publicist Tomasina Perkins-Washington told NBC News.

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She also spent her last year in hospice, Perkins-Washington said
When I heard the news about my mother being sick first thing she

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said was I’m going to fight and beat this," her son, Kevin Surratt Jr., said in an Instagram post Saturday. "She fought to the end and today she’s at peace."

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"I love my mother forever and this hurts so much but I’m at peace knowing she’s isn’t in pain anymore," he added. "I love you

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ma I’m going to miss you."
Braxton's sister, Grammy-award winning artist Toni Braxton, also posted a tribute on Instagram.

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Traci passed this morning as the snow was falling, our angel is now a snowflake," she said Saturday

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We ask that you respect our privacy as we plan to send her home with love, celebrating her life."