Update 10/02/2021 2:59pm:
Previously, it was reported that Keyshia Cole’s mother, Frankie Lons passed away on her birthday. It was noted that Lons was battling addiction and making strides in her life change. Now, the autopsy for the late Lons has surfaced and revealed the cause of her death.
According to TMZ, Lons was having a party at her home in Oakland for her birthday when she accidentally suffered an overdose. Sam, the brother of Lons, noted that he checked on his sister daily to help her stay drug-free. The Alameda County Coroner’s office said the official cause of death for the 61-year-old was revealed to be an accidental overdose. Condolences to the family of Keyshia Cole.
Original 07/19/2021 11:37am:
For years, Keyshia Cole’s biological mother—Frankie Lons, has publicly struggled with addiction, as the unfortunate journey was partially captured on Cole’s BET reality show. Now, news has surfaced noting that Frankie has passed away at age 61 due to a reported overdose.
According to Cole’s brother Sam, Frankie overdosed this past Sunday at her home in Oakland, which was her birthday. Frankie was allegedly celebrating and partying when she took drugs for the moment. The relapse comes after a storied push to become sober.
Sam noted that he was making it a point to check in with Frankie regularly every day, trying to motivate Lons to stay clean. It was noted that Keyshia Cole often spoke about her mother’s addiction and also made it a point to encourage her mom via cheering on her successful moments with staying clear of substances. According to reports, Frankie made major progress as she and Cole celebrated staying 60 days sober in March 2020. Condolences to the family of Keyshia Cole.