Keyshia Cole’s mom, Frankie Lons, dies on the age of 61

Roommate, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Keyshia Cole and her family at this difficult time. It was reported that her mother Frankie sadly passed away. Family members started sharing the news on social media early Monday.

Keyshia’s sister Elite posted a post on her Instagram story saying, “Worse ever… seeing my mom in a body bag on her birthday! My heart is so damn broken. “

Keyshia’s brother Sammy spoke to TMZ and shared more details about her death. According to the website, Sammy says Frankie died of a drug overdose at her Oakland home. He said she celebrated her birthday and reportedly used drugs while partying, causing a relapse.

From the start of her career, Keyshia has spoken openly with her audience about her upbringing and her family’s past, which included her mother’s battle against addiction. Keyshia has had several reality shows on BET including “Keyshia Cole:” The Way It Is, “” Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, “and” Keyshia Cole: All In “. The show covered Frankie’s struggle against addiction and her path to sobriety.

Keyshia has taken to social media multiple times in the past to encourage and express how proud she was of her mother for sticking to her sobriety.

Last February, she shared an update with her fans on her mother’s progress, saying, “Do you believe in the power of love? What about the lack of it? 50/50 It is strong to know that there is something or someone that you can always lean back on. Someone to catch you when you fall. I was strong for you, hoping that I would get the chance to feel this feeling from you. The thought that I feel on top of the world. 30 days THIS THURSDAY… .. this shouldn’t discredit anyone this post should just say that I’m proud of you, my darling ???? AKA #FrankDaBank ???? #LetEMKno #MommiesMatter ”

We keep Frankie’s family up in prayer.

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