Toni Braxton's Niece's Cause of Death Revealed

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The Maryland medical examiner has finally determined what caused the tragic premature death of the Braxton sisters' niece, Lauren Braxton, and the results were not what people expected.

Officials said that Lauren, whose dad was Toni's brother Michael Conrad Braxton Jr., was unconscious on the floor of the kitchen of her Maryland home after she was seen coherent 10 minutes before by a witness, who called emergency responders to the scene, TMZ reported in April.

Lauren Braxton died of a heroin overdose and fentanyl intoxication, E!

EMS and the fire department responded and did everything in their power to save Lauren's life, unfortunately, with no success.

On Monday, April 29, at 12:44 p.m., the 24 year old was officially pronounced dead.

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Aside from Toni, Lauren is also survived by her aunts Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar.

It took several days for the family to come to grips with the loss. News that Lauren's cause of death was not from any heart issues, but rather, the cause of death for her was a heroin overdose and fentanyl intoxication.

"R.I.P to my unbelievable niece Lauren "Lo Lo" Braxton..." While Michael isn't a regular part of the show, he has appeared with his sisters from time-to-time and is also a singer and songwriter.

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press.

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