DC News Break: Titi Branch, Co-Founder of Miss Jessie's, Passed Away at 45

Our hearts our heavy this morning as we report one half of the iconic natural haircare brand, Miss Jessie's has passed. Titi Branch was 45 years old at the time of her death which was the result of an apparent suicide due to asphyxia. Her death was on December 4, 2014, but reports are only now surfacing after a tribute video which included a photo of her obituary hit the internet. Twitter screenshots from both her sister's Miko's  and  Miss Jessie's accounts seem to confirm that.

Miko and Titi opened their hair salon geared toward curly hair in 1997 and started the now famous product line in 2004. The sisters named the line in remembrance of their grandmother.  Miss Jessie's gained notoriety and is now sold at mainstream retailers such as Wal Mart, Target, and Walgreens. Titi leaves behind her sister and co-founder to head the company.

Out condolences to the Branch family during this time. The holidays can be hard for those who've recently lost loved ones. Our hearts our with you.

Story Credit: Atlanta Daily World

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