Tragedy has struck the family of long-time singer Toni Braxton.
Lauren Braxton, the daughter of Toni's younger brother, Michael Conrad Braxton Jr., died yesterday as the result of a heart condition.
She was 24 years old.
The Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in the state of Maryland confirmed this awful news to Radar Online, while Lauren's dad did the same to TMZ.
No further details related to the cause of death are available at this time.
Law enforcement officials say they received a 911 call around noon on Monday -- and that Lauren (who went by the nickname LoLo) was unresponsive when they arrived.
She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
"We ask that you please respect the family's privacy in this time of sadness and loss," the Braxton Family said in a statement this afternoon.
Michael is a Maryland based singer-songwriter and is the only son of the Braxton siblings, having appeared on numerous episodes of their show, Braxton Family Values.
He and Toni, 51, are the elder siblings to sisters Traci, 48, Towanda, 45, Trina, 44, and Tamar, 42.
Following the heart-shattering news, Trina posted the above photo of Lauren to her Instagram page and wrote as a caption: “God sent me another angel! Rest in Heaven Lauren ‘LoLo’ Braxton.”
Traci has also chimed in on the awful development as follows:
LoLo was more than my niece, she was my daughter; and I, my son and husband are truly heartbroken over her passing.
According to the witness cited in the official police report, she had been having a conversation with Lauren in a kitchen prior to heading upstairs for about 10 minutes.
When she returned, she found Lauren on the floor and called the authorities.
Simply terrible all around, especially in light of another tragedy suffered by the family just a few months ago.
Last December, Trina Braxton’s ex-husband, Gabe Solis, died of cancer in Texas at age 43.
Friends, family members and followed have flooded Lauren’s Instagram page - which frequently featured her famous loved ones - to post condolences in her comments in the wake of her death.
Braxton Family Values is currently in its sixth season and airs on Thursdays at 9/8c on We TV.
Lauren would have turned 25 years old on May 9.
Lauren Braxton rest in peace.