Toni Braxton’s Niece Dies at 24, Father Says It Was Related to Heart Condition
Lauren Braxton was the daughter of Michael Braxton Jr., the sole brother among the Braxton siblings. His 24-year-old daughter was discovered unresponsive when paramedics arrived at his Baltimore, Maryland, home Monday, TMZ reported. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the April 29 scene.
Michael, who along with his sisters is a singer and songwriter and appeared on the family’s reality show “Braxton Family Values,” told the celebrity news outlet that his daughter’s death was related to a heart condition.
A police report obtained by TMZ said a friend of Lauren’s said she was speaking to Lauren in the kitchen and headed upstairs for 10 minutes. The pal informed law enforcement that when she came back downstairs Lauren was on the floor and not responsive.
In recognition of the incident,Trina Braxton posted a photo of her niece, whose nickname is LoLo, on her Instagram page Tuesday with the caption, “God sent me another angel! Rest in Heaven Lauren ‘LoLo’ Braxton. .”
Traci Braxton also issued a statement that day.
“LoLo was more than my niece, she was my daughter; and I, my son and husband are truly heartbroken over her passing,” she told TMZ.
Their sister, Towanda Braxton, also posted a tribute to their niece, writing on Instagram, “Lauren Kristine Braxton….Umba loves you so much! You were a beautiful loving angel on earth…now you are a beautiful angel in heaven. ” She also included a video montage soundtracked to Traci’s song “Broken Things,” on which Toni, Towanda and Trina are featured.
While Toni and Tamar have yet to break their silence, a representative for the family told Page Six Tuesday, “We ask that you please respect the Braxton family’s privacy in this time of sadness and loss.”
Meanwhile, fans have been sharing their condolences for the family.
“God’s comforting Hands over the Braxton family in Jesus Name Amen!”
“I’m so sorry guys!!! Knowing the pain of losing a child, my heart aches for Michael and your entire family. Praying God’s peace and comfort cover you all ”
“Sending love and light to all of you especially your brother and her mother.”
“Condolences Fam Too young ”
“I’m saddened to hear about your brothers daughter my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
“Sorry to hear about your loss will be praying for you and your family.”