How did Frankie Lons die? Keyshia Cole's mom dies during her 61st birthday party
Keyshia Cole's mom Frankie Lons struggled with addiction for years and relapsed multiple times during her journey towards sobriety
Singer and songwriter Keyshia Cole's biological mother Frankie Lons died on July 18, Sunday. Reportedly, she died due to a drug overdose during a party that happened to be her birthday party. It was Frankie's 61st birthday.
Reportedly, she struggled with addiction for years and relapsed multiple times during her journey towards sobriety. In a similar incident, Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour's son Harry Brant, 24, died of an accidental drug overdose in January 2021. Champion weightlifter Daniel Mervis, 23 also died of a drug overdose in February this year.
According to reports by TMZ, Frankie died from a drug overdose at her Oakland home. She apparently took drugs during her birthday celebrations. Keyshia's brother Sam said he had been checking in on his mother repeatedly to help her stay clean. It is important to note here that Frankie's struggle with addiction was documented on several television programs including the series 'Keyshia Cole My New Life'. Sam also said that he "wants the world to remember Frankie as someone who loved her kids and who wanted her children to be together," despite their difficult past.
Frankie and Virgil Hunter gave Keyshia up for adoption at a very young age and she was raised by family friends. When the 'Shoulda let you star' made it big in the music industry, she reconciled with her biological mother. Frankie guest-starred on Keyshia's BET shows and they shared several emotional moments together. Keyshia also kept checking in on her mother during her addiction battle, made sure that she went to rehab and encouraged her on her path to sobriety. In March last year, Frankie completed 60 days of being sober, and her daughter shared the proud moment with her IG fans and followers. No comments from Keyshia were available on the tragedy at the moment.