Toni Braxton broke her silence on her niece Lauren’s tragic passing at the age of only 24. She took to social media to share a heartbreaking message in which she reflected on her untimely death but also shared a happy memory with her.
Toni posted a pic that featured her and Lauren with their arms around one another.
It showed them in glamorous ensembles at an event and they looked very happy.
In the caption, she wrote: ‘R.I.P to my amazing niece Lauren “Lo Lo” Braxton…I’m still in disbelief and so very heartbroken 😥💔 Love you…always auntie ‘Te Te.’
The reality TV star’s post follows suit the ones of her sisters, Trina Braxton and Traci Braxton, who also opened up about Lauren’s passing.
‘God sent me another angel! Rest in Heaven Lauren “LoLo” Braxton,’ Trina wrote.
A few hours after the sad news was shared, Traci talked to TMZ, telling the news outlet that ‘LoLo was more than my niece, she was my daughter; and I, my son and husband are truly heartbroken over her passing.’
Lauren was only 24 when she passed away. While the cause of her death is still to be officially determined, she was known to have had a heart condition.
A police report via TMZ stated that she collapsed after talking to a pal for about ten minutes and became unresponsive.
When the paramedics arrived at the scene, they unfortunately could do nothing more but pronounce her dead.
Lauren’s family continues to mourn and while sharing their online tributes on their own terms, they have requested privacy.