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Lauren Braxton, Toni Braxton’s Niece, Cause of Death Revealed

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Nearly two months after the passing of Toni Braxton’s niece, Lauren Braxton, the 24-year-old’s cause of death has been determined.

A representative for the medical examiner’s office in Maryland told Entertainment Tonight her death was caused by heroin and fentanyl intoxication. The manner of death is undetermined.

Law enforcement officers found Lauren unresponsive in her home on April 29, where she was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics.

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A representative for the Braxton family told ET at the time, “We ask that you please respect the Braxton family’s privacy in this time of sadness and loss.”

Lauren is survived by her aunts Toni, Traci, Toward, Trina and Tamar. Trina shared a photo of Lauren on Instagram the day after she died. “God sent me another angel!” Trina wrote. “Rest in Heaven Lauren ‘LoLo’ Braxton.”

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Toni, 51, also shared a tribute in the form of an Instagram photo of herself and Lauren. “R.I.P to my amazing niece Lauren ‘Lo Lo’ Braxton…I’m still in disbelief and so very heartbroken,” she wrote a few days after Lauren died. “Love you…always auntie ‘Te Te.'”