According to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, fans have been offering their support for the reality star and entertainer, Tamar Braxton, however, in recent days, she has been criticized for not attending her niece’s funeral, who died this past week.
Lauren Braxton, 24, passed away because of a heart condition on the 29th of April, 2019, claims USA Today. She is the daughter of Michael Braxton, Tamar’s brother. This makes her the niece of Tamar, Trina, Towanda, as well as Traci.
Speaking on the news of her niece’s passing, Tamar Braxton dished on her busy schedule in an Instagram Live video, explaining to fans why she didn’t go to her niece’s funeral. The reality star admitted that she went on tour with Kandi Burruss on her Dungeon Family concert tour in Chicago, Illinois.
Braxton, in the video, said that her niece’s death was very heartbreaking for her, and it marked the first time someone in their family has passed away, especially at a young age like 24-years-old. Moreover, Tamar suggested she was suffering from a headache.
Braxton stated she wouldn’t be going to the funeral not only because of a very busy schedule but also because of her headache and just feeling overwhelmed in general. “I don’t have time to go to the funeral,” the reality star remarked, and added that everything happens due to God’s “order.”
Following the Instagram Live post, Braxton discussed the backlash she had received on account of her post. “Don’t tell people how to heal from something you’ve never been through.” One commenter, in particular, said that if her daughter or son had died, and her cousins didn’t show up, she’d be equally as unhappy.
As it was previously reported by TMZ.com, Traci Braxton said that Traci claimed her niece was like her daughter. A police report obtained by the outlet suggested Lauren’s friend went upstairs in their home for approximately 10 minutes, and when she returned, Lauren was on the floor and not responding to any stimuli.
Following Lauren’s death, Trina asked God to send her “another angel,” and commemorated her death with, “Rest In Heaven Lauren ‘Braxton’ Braxton.”