Gabe Solis, 43, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton has died after a battle with cancer.
Gabe died on Thursday in Texas, where he is from, he was surrounded by friends and family.
Trina and Gabe were married in 2003 but divorced in 2015, and their on-again, off-again relationship was a frequent topic on the family’s reality show, ‘Braxton Family Values‘, even after they divorced.
The former couple also appeared on an episode of ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ earlier this year more than 2 years after their split to discuss their issues and work on a plan to finally move on.
In the episode, Gabe confronted Trina about her verbal abuse and bullying and let her know how it affected him during their marriage. Despite their rocky road the 2 remained close friends.
Gabe’s health issues were kept secret and his death comes as a surprise to many close to the family.
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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.
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