Toni Braxton Opens Up About the Shocking Death of 24-Year-Old Niece: I'm 'Heartbroken'

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Toni Braxton has broken her silence on the death of her niece, Lauren Braxton.

On Wednesday, the singer posted a photo of herself on a red carpet alongside the late 24-year-old. Lauren is sporting long, purple braids, a white top featuring cutouts, and skin-tight leggings while her aunt rocks a short-skirted dress covered in beadwork. 

"R.I.P to my amazing niece Lauren 'Lo Lo' Braxton...I'm still in disbelief and so very heartbroken 😥💔 Love you...always auntie 'Te Te.'"

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R.I.P to my amazing niece Lauren “Lo Lo” Braxton... I’m still in disbelief and so very heartbroken 😥💔 Love you...always auntie “Te Te”

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Just one day prior, TMZ reported that Lauren's father (and Toni's younger brother), Michael Conrad Braxton Jr., said that her death on Monday was related to a heart condition. The outlet also reported that, according to law enforcement, Lauren was unresponsive when they responded to a 911 call on Monday afternoon. She was then pronounced dead by paramedics.

Soon after, Trina Braxton, Toni's sister, posted a photo of Lauren on Instagram along with this message: "God sent me another angel! Rest in Heaven Lauren 'LoLo' Braxton. ❤️."

A rep for the Braxton family told ET, "We ask that you please respect the Braxton family's privacy in this time of sadness and loss."

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