R&B singer Keyshia Cole‘s mother Frankie Lons died from an overdose while celebrating her birthday on Sunday (July 18).
Lons, best known for appearing on Cole’s various reality TV shows, died at the age of 61 after a long-fought battle with addiction. Keyshia’s brother Sam told TMZ that Frankie had an overdose while celebrating her birthday.
The death was first announced by Cole’s sister Elite Noel, who shared the news to her Instagram stories.
“The worst pain ever,” she wrote. “worse pain ever…to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday! My heart so f***in broke.”
The singer-songwriter has yet to make a public statement regarding her mother’s passing.
Lons appearances on Cole’s TV shows turned out to be so popular among fans that she got a spin-off series entitled, “Frankie & Neffe,” alongside Cole’s sister Neffeteria Pugh.
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