Entertainment Music Toni Braxton Says She's 'Heartbroken' Over Sudden Death of Her 24-Year-Old Niece Toni Braxton's niece Lauren "LoLo" Braxton reportedly died on April 29 of causes related to a heart condition in Maryland By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 2, 2019 08:10 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Toni Braxton is mourning the death of her niece, Lauren “LoLo” Braxton. The “Un-Break My Heart” singer, 51, broke her silence about her loss on Wednesday, sharing a red carpet photo of the two to Instagram. “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.'” Lauren, who was the daughter of Toni’s younger brother Michael Conrad Braxton Jr., died on April 29 in Maryland from causes related to a heart condition, according to her father who told TMZ. She was 24. TMZ also reported that law enforcement responded to a 911 call around noon on Monday and found Lauren unresponsive when they arrived. According to the outlet, the 24-year-old was pronounced dead by paramedics. Following Lauren’s passing, a rep for the Braxton family told Entertainment Tonight, “We ask that you please respect the Braxton family’s privacy in this time of sadness and loss.” Michael, 50, a Maryland based singer-songwriter, is the only son among the Braxton siblings and has appeared on episodes of their show, Braxton Family Values. He and Toni are the elder siblings to sisters Traci, 48, Towanda, 45, Trina, 44, and Tamar, 42. Trina also paid her respects to her Lauren with an Instagram photo she posted on Tuesday. The caption read, “God sent me another angel! Rest in Heaven Lauren ‘LoLo’ Braxton.” Leon Bennett/Getty Friends, family and fans have flooded Lauren’s Instagram page — which frequently featured her famous family — to post condolences in her comments. Braxton Family Values is currently in its sixth season and airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on We TV.