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Keyshia Cole’s Mom Frankie’s Cause of Death Seems Overdose

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Keyshia Cole’s mom Frankie’s cause of death is still questionable after family members announced this morning (July 19, 2021) Francine “Frankie” Lons passed away on her 61st birthday and left her daughters alone. May she rest in peace.,

The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Keyshia Cole’s sister, Elite Noel; She announced the passing of their mother on her Instagram story, writing, ” Worse pain ever… to see my mama in a body bag on her Birthday! My heart so fuckin broke.”

The American singer, songwriter, actress, and TV producer, Keyshia Myeshia Cole was born in Oakland, California, kicked off her career when she met MC Hammer at the age of 12, and later met rapper Tupac Shakur.

Keyshia Cole's mom Frankie's cause of death is still questionable
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While Keyshia Cole was grown by adopted parents, she met her mother in season two of her BET reality show The Way It Is. The series aired from 2006-2008. At the time, Frankie had just been released from jail and struggled with drug addiction.

At the age of 15, she moved to Los Angeles and was later introduced to A&M Records. She released her first album, The Way It Is (2005), which includes five singles: “Never“, “I Changed My Mind“, “(I Just Want It) To Be Over“, “I Should Have Cheated“, and “Love“.

Besides her music, Keyshia Cole has ventured into reality TV, signed to a reality/documentary series Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is to give viewers a closer look into Cole’s career and personal life with her biological mother and sister. Her second reality show, Family First premiered on October 9, 2012. Her third reality show Keyshia Cole: All In premiered on February 24, 2015.

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Did Overdose Become Keyshia Cole’s Mom Frankie’s Cause of Death?

Although there is no official report about Keyshia Cole’s mom Frankie’s cause of death at this time, Frankie Lons probably died from health problems she had due to her struggle with drug addiction.

A while ago, Keyshia Cole was proud of her mother Francine “Frankie” Lons after she checked herself into a rehab facility and we all felt happy for the family too but bad news came.

Over the years, the 38-year-old R&B crooner has witnessed her mother struggle with drug addiction. On Sunday, Cole took to Instagram and made a post dedicated to Lons, 59, explaining how she’d be there for her mother despite her battle with substance abuse.

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“Do you believe in the power of love? What about lack thereof? 50/50 There’s strength in knowing there’s something or someone you can always lean back on,” the “Heaven Sent” singer wrote. “Someone to catch u when u fall. I’ve been being strong for you, hoping I’ll get a chance to feel that feeling from you.”


Keyshia Cole’s Mom Frankie Lons Lawsuit Story; What Happened?

On 9/12/2013 TMZ wrote “Celebrity Rehab” grad Frankie Lons got hammered at an L.A. hotel by a falling sign, according to the lawsuit she just filed.

TMZ has learned singer Keyshia Cole’s mom filed the lawsuit today against Le Parc Suite Hotel for the alleged violent run-in with the sign back in April.

In the suit, Frankie says she was walking out of the hotel … just minding her own business … and when she pulled the door to exit the lobby “a heavy ‘EXIT’ sign that was hanging loosely” fell and landed on her head.

Frankie claims she suffered severe and permanent injuries though the lawsuit doesn’t specify what she hurt. Frankie and her attorney Michael Marzban are seeking damages for medical expenses, loss of earnings — as well as a little something for her “pain and suffering.”


Reactions to Death of Frankie Lons

Just like the death of famous figures, the death of celebrities’ family members is always followed by many reactions.

Soon after the tragic news was released, as expected, many of Frankie Lons’s friends and fans showed their sadness on social media by sharing their tributes.

A user wrote, “Very sad to hear that Frankie Lons, mother of Keyshia Cole has reportedly passed away. No matter how many times she fell she always got up and I believe that in this moment where God has given her ultimate victory and healing.”

Another said, “Sending condolences, prayers up and love to my R&B/Soul artist sis Keyshia Cole, family, friends & fans. I know this hurts. We’ll miss you Miss Frankie.”

Someone wrote, “Oh wow Frankie passed. My mom and I use to watch Keyshia Cole’s ‘The Way It Is’ religiously. Probably one of the first reality shows I followed besides ‘Making the Band.’ RIP.”

Another sadly tweeted, “This is sad, we loved FRANKIE!!! I hope @KeyshiaCole gets the help she needs and that this is a wake up call… Keyshia Cole’s Mom Frankie Dead at 61, Suffered Overdose on Birthday.”

On Twitter users shared their related memories; A user penned, “Frankie told Keyshia Cole that she won’t have peace until she dies, and right now Im praying Frankie is at peace. Im praying for the family. I remember growing up watching their tv shows back when reality tv was pure. They bought the realness you just felt it.”


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