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Traci Braxton, singer and member sister of well-known singer Toni Braxton of passed away on Friday (March 11th) after a battle with cancer.

According to her family, Braxton had been battling cancer in the esophagus for close to a year.

Traci Braxton | Pic IG

“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,” 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.

She also spent her last year in hospice, Perkins-Washington said.

“When I heard the news about my mother being sick first thing she 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.”

In addition to being a performer and entertainer, Braxton contributed much of her adult life to social work for children with disabilities, according to her website. She worked to support charities and nonprofit organizations helping women and children facing health and societal challenges.

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