Gabe reportedly had pancreatic cancer - diagnosed just a few months ago

Trina Braxton's husband Gabe Solis died yesterday, and a family member told MTO News that he suffered from an aggressive strain of pancreatic cancer. 

According to a member of Gabe's family, the reality star went to the hospital "just a few months ago," and learned that he was terminal.

The family member told MTO News, "Imagine thinking you're completely healthy, and going to the doctor and finding out you have a few months to live."

Its a very sad story, because Gabe was only 43 - and has the whole world ahead of him. And his passing couldn't have happened at a worse time - right before the holidays.

Here's how TMZ reported the story:

Sources tell us Solis died Thursday in Texas, where he hails from, and we’re told he was surrounded by friends and family.

Trina and Gabe wed 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 hash out 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.