May 02, 2020
Famous American singer and songwriter Toni Braxton took to social media with an emotional message dedicated to her only brother, one year after his child's death.
Toni Braxton joined her brother, Michael, in mourning the loss of his 24-year-old daughter, who passed away last year.
Since movement is being restricted, the 52-year-old musician took to her Instagram page to reach out to her only brother with a supportive message.
"...He lost his baby girl Lauren...a year ago today. I could never know your pain, but your big sister is here for you. I love you very much."
Fans of the singer took to the comments section to share words of encouragement, letting her as well as Toni's brother know they're not alone. A concerned fan wrote: "Sending love and comfort to your brother. Grief is tough."
According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Lauren was pronounced dead by paramedics after her colleague found her collapsed and unresponsive in the kitchen.
Lauren's death came as a shock to Toni, who had loved her like a daughter.
At the time of her death, her father, Michael, had revealed to TMZ that Lauren suffered from a heart condition that may have contributed to her demise.
However, a couple of months later, the cause of death was revealed to be a drug overdose. According to a report from E! News, Lauren died of a heroin overdose and fentanyl intoxication.
Lauren's death came as a shock to Toni, who had loved her like a daughter. She took to her Instagram page to share a red carpet picture of herself and her late niece with their arms around one another. Toni captioned:
"RIP to my amazing niece Lauren "Lo-Lo" Braxton… I'm still in disbelief and so very heartbroken. Love you…always auntie "Te Te.""
Lauren's father, Michael, is a singer and songwriter based in Maryland. He began his singing journey, with his sisters, in the church choirs when they were young.
He is the only son among the Braxton siblings and has featured on several episodes of their show, "Braxton Family Values." He and Toni are elder siblings to sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar.