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According to TMZ, he lost his battle with the disease Thursday at age 43. He was reportedly surrounded by family and friends in Texas at the time of his death.
Solis and Braxton wed in 2003 and divorced in 2015. Their on-and-off again relationship was often documented on the Atlanta-filmed WeTV reality show “Braxton Family Values,” which follows Toni Braxton and her sisters.
The couple also appeared on OWN’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life” earlier this year in an effort to improve their friendship after their split.
Braxton posted a statement on Instagram about Solis’ death Saturday.
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On December 20, 2018, a chapter permanently closed for my sons and I. For over 16 years, Gabe Solis was an essential part of our lives. Like all families, there are good and bad moments that are endured, but those moments, good or bad still made us who we are in the present. Unfortunately, someone leaked the story before we could make everyone aware of his passing, and I apologize to those friends and family members for finding out through social outlets. I also apologize directly to the Solis Family. I do humbly ask for your prayers for our families, but my greatest request is that when you are posting comments, remember Gabe’s passing is a loss for our family. He was a father to my boys, a son, brother, and friend to many and I would appreciate privacy and respect as we grieve his unexpected departure. @gabe_solis1234 I miss you, my dear friend.