AceShowbiz - The Braxton family is in mourning. Lauren Braxton, Toni Braxton's niece and the daughter of Toni's younger brother Michael Conrad Braxton Jr., passed away on Monday, April 29 in Maryland. Lauren, who was known to friends and family by the nickname Lolo, was 24.
The cause of Lauren's death has not been confirmed yet, but her father Michael tells TMZ that his daughter's death was related to a heart condition. According to the police report obtained by the site, Lauren was found by her friend who was talking with her in the kitchen before she collapsed. The friend claims she went upstairs for just 10 minutes and when she returned to the kitchen, Lauren was on the floor and unresponsive.
Law enforcement responded to a 911 call around noon on Monday. Paramedics performed CPR, but Lauren was pronounced dead at 12:44 P.M.. The Chief Medical Examiner's Office in the state of Maryland confirms to Radar Online her autopsy is set to be completed by Tuesday, April 30, in the evening.
Lauren's aunts Trina Braxton and Traci Braxton have spoken up about the young woman's passing. Sharing a picture of smiling Lauren, Trina wrote on Instagram, "God sent me another angel! Rest in Heaven Lauren 'LoLo' Braxton." Traci tells TMZ, "LoLo was more than my niece, she was my daughter; and I, my son and husband are truly heartbroken over her passing."
Trina's followers have expressed their condolences on the comment section of her post. Model Taj George wrote, "I'm so sorry, Sis! If there's anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm praying for your family." NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg added, "You have my Deepest Sympathy.. Lean on God..."
Toni has not responded to Lauren's death, but a rep for the Braxton family says in a statement, "We ask that you please respect the Braxton family's privacy in this time of sadness and loss."
Lauren's father Michael is the only son of the Braxton siblings. She and his father have been featured on the family's reality series "Braxton Family Values", which airs Thursdays at 9 P.M. ET on We TV. Lauren would have turned 25 years old on May 9.