Keyshia Cole’s Mum Frankie Lons Passes Away on Her Birthday Aged 61

Keyshia Cole’s Mum Frankie Lons Passes Away on Her Birthday Aged 61

  • Keyshia Cole's mum was known to have struggled with drug addiction that spanned for about a decade
  • Frankie was reportedly on a journey to sobriety but relapsed and took drugs during her birthday celebration
  • Cole's sister Elite Noel said she experienced the worst pain ever watching her mother in a body bag

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The family of R&B musician Keyshia Cole is mourning their mother, Frankie Lons, who passed away on her birthday, aged 61.

Keyshia Cole’s mum Frankie Lons died after a drug overdose.
Keyshia Cole’s mum Frankie died after a decade long struggle with drug addiction. Photo: keyshiacole.
Source: Instagram

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Frankie is known to have had a decade long struggle with drug addiction, and it is believed it is what led to her death.

According to TMZ, who spoke to Cole's brother Sam, Frankie is believed to have overdosed on drugs at her Oakland home on Sunday, July 18.

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Frankie was reportedly on a journey to sobriety when she relapsed and took drugs during her birthday celebrations.

Singer's sister reveals details

Going on her Instagram Stories, Cole's sister Elite Noel shared a post saying she was experiencing the worst pain ever after watching her mum in a body bag.

She added her heart was so fu**in broke.

Sam said the family kept in touch with their mother and were proud that she was staying sober.

They want her to be remembered as a loving mother who wanted unity in her home despite a turbulent history.

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Cole was given up for adoption while very young by Frankie and her biological dad, Virgil Hunter, and was raised by family friends.

She was reunited with her mother way later after hitting big in music, with the singer featuring her on her TV series Keyshia Cole My New Life.

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