As family, friends, and fans mourn the tragic passing of Traci Braxton from esophageal cancer, her sister Toni Braxton took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon (March 15) to share a video Kevin Hart sent Traci while she was in the hospital, noting that the actor and comedian was her “favorite.”
“A lot of people didn't know about Traci's illness b/c she preferred to keep it private, however special thanks @KevinHart4real for taking the time to send her love and well wishes... you were her favorite,” Braxton wrote in the tweet. “We really appreciate you.”
In the video, Hart sent a lot of love Traci’s way as well as a message of strength. “I was just made aware that you are a fan and how long you’ve been a fan and I am now aware of the love you’ve given me and I want to take the time to give you that love back. And tell you that you are loved in return and for the love you have given.”
He continued: “I want to tell you that my prayers are with you; I want to tell you to be strong and stay positive and I want to tell you you have an amazing family and support system around you that are doing their best to keep you positive and uplift you in every way possible. I hope this video does that in some type of way. My prayers are with you and more importantly my heart is smiling because of you.”
Traci's husband, Kevin Surratt, broke the news of her passing to TMZ, saying: "We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatment for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory."
She appeared on the family's reality show Braxton Family Values and is best known as an actress for her role on Sinners Wanted.
Traci is also a sister to Tamar, Towanda, and Trina Braxton, along with Toni and their only brother Michael.
Aside from Surratt, Traci is survived by their only child, 26-year old Kevin Surratt Jr.