Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Titi Branch Dead at 45

Titi Branch was considered a pioneer in the natural-hair community.

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According to an obituary by NV Magazine, the natural-hair community suffered a loss this month. Titi Branch, one of the co-founders of the natural-hair-care line Miss Jessie’s, died Dec. 4. The magazine says that Branch died from an apparent suicide.

Titi Branch, along with her sister, Miko Branch, ran the ever-popular Miss Jessie’s salon in New York City, where they sold their own brand of hair products. The sisters could be considered pioneers in the natural-hair-care business, catering to those with kinks, coils and curls.

On Sunday night, Twitter updates from Miko Branch’s and Miss Jessie’s accounts remembered Titi Branch.

https://twitter.com/MikoBranch/status/544131989675442177https://twitter.com/Miss_Jessies/status/544131648577888256

Director Andre Robert Lee posted a video tribute to Titi Branch, which included the program from her funeral.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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