Toni Braxton’s Niece Lauren Braxton Dies Aged 24

April 30, 2019 Updated: April 30, 2019

Toni Braxton’s niece, Lauren Braxton, has died at the age of 24, according to reports.

Lauren, who is the daughter of Toni’s younger brother Michael Conrad Braxton Jr., passed away on Monday, April 29, according to TMZ.

Maryland authorities cited in the report said that at around noon Monday, they received a 911 call. Responders arriving on the scene found Braxton’s niece unresponsive.

She was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics, according to TMZ. Her father told TMZ her death was related to a heart condition she had been battling.

Lauren’s father Michael is the only son in the Braxton family and is the second eldest of six siblings, Vibe reported. Like Toni Braxton, he is also a musician, singer, and songwriter.

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Like Toni and Tamar Braxton, Michael has appeared in episodes of the family’s reality show, “Braxton Family Values.”

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Lauren Braxton, the niece of Toni Braxton and Tamar Braxton (pictured) passed away on April 29, 2019. (Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for WE tv)

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Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this article.

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