I woke up to the news this morning of the death of Titi Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessie’s hair care line.
Titi along with his sister Miko started Miss Jessie’s, named after their grandmother, in 2004. The Brooklyn sisters were some of the early pioneers in the natural hair product business and achieved wide success in their salon, where they ushered curly-haired men and women to tame and treat their tresses. Miss Jessie’s products were among the first to reach national distribution in major retailer Target.
The news that I have been able to gather from various sources is that Titi died of an apparent suicide approximately two weeks ago on December 4, 2014 from asphyxia, she was 45. NV Magazine posted an obituary on their facebook page and there was also this video tribute posted by director Andre Robert Lee.
Titi Cree Branch, born June 10, 1969 is survived by her parents and sister Miko. Rest In Power.