The daughter of Michael Braxton Jr., the brother of the Braxton sisters, is mourning the death of his daughter, Lauren.
According to TMZ, a call was placed on Monday afternoon to have paramedics come to her mother’s home in Maryland because she had been found unconscious. When they arrived, Lauren was unresponsive and was later pronounced dead.
Michael told the publication that Lauren, who was affectionately referred to as “LoLo,” had a heart condition. He didn’t specify what exactly that condition was. She was only 24 years old.
Michael is Toni’s younger brother, but he’s the older sibling of sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar. He has appeared on episodes of Braxton Family Values and like the rest of his siblings, is a singer/songwriter. Michael has appeared on the Braxton Family Christmas album and has performed with Toni on TV. He too first started singing with his sisters back when they were in church choirs as kids.
Michael and his daughter had a pretty close relationship. She called him “the best man in the world” on her Instagram. She also seemed to be quite close with her cousin, Kevin, Jr., the son of Traci.
While most of the family, in terms of the sisters, haven’t publicly spoken out about the loss, Trina shared an InstaStory video of Lauren and a post that read, “God sent me another angel! Rest in Heaven Lauren ‘LoLo’ Braxton.”
This loss comes after the death of Trina’s ex-husband, Gabe Solis. He passed in December following a battle with cancer when he was 43 years old.
Lauren’s brother Kahnrad also shared a heartfelt message about her passing.
“This doesn’t feel like reality, it feels like a nightmare that I can’t wake up from,” he wrote. “I cannot simply put into words how I currently feel. When mom told me you were unconscious, I didn’t want to call her back because I was too afraid to know. I never knew you were depressed, I never knew you struggled with anything. You always put a smile on your face, and put others before yourself. I wish I could tell you I love you one last time. I’ve never felt a loss like this and my heart is eternally broken.”
“Lauren Kristine Braxton, I’m gonna do all that I can to live my life for you and I,” he added. “I’m grateful to have you as a sister, and I wished I would’ve seen how amazing you were earlier. Fly high my beautiful, angelic sister.”