Who was Frankie Lons?
Frankie Lons was widely known as the biological mother of singer and songwriter Keyshia Cole. Frankie appeared alongside daughter and singer Keyshia on the BET reality series Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Keyshia Cole: All In, and Keyshia Cole: My New Life.
Frankie Lons died at the age of 61 of a reported overdose on July 18.
Keyshia Cole’s Mother, Frankie Lons, Has Reportedly Passed Away https://t.co/tXBtP2B996
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How old was Frankie Lons?
Frankie Lons was 61 years old at the time of death.
Frankie Lons Birthday
Since she was born on July 18, 1960, it was Frankie’s 61st birthday. Reportedly, she died due to a drug overdose during a party that happened to be her birthday party. She died on Sunday, 18 July.
Frankie Lons Keyshia Cole Mom
In the past, Keyshia has been open on Instagram about her mother’s struggles with addiction, previously sharing that “every time my mum relapses, it breaks my heart more than it’s already been broken.” During an intense conversation on 2019’s Keyshia Cole: My New Life, Frankie discussed the future and not being around. “
If I die today, you’re going to move on and you’ve got to make it. You’ve got to live for Keyshia,” she said.
“You have to live for you and your family, not nobody else. You don’t have to do anything but die and pay taxes, but you have to move on if anything happens to me. At the end of the day, you’ll see me later. Up there.”
“Imma be always where you can find me. Even when God calls me. A mother’s love will always protect you.”
Frankie Lons Death
Reportedly, Frankie Lons struggled with addiction for years and relapsed multiple times during her journey.
Frankie Lons, a fan-favorite BET reality-show personality, has died at the age of 61 following a public battle with addiction. TMZ reports that Lons overdosed at her home on Sunday, which was also her birthday.
Lons’s daughter Elite Noel confirmed the news on her Instagram.
Roommates, we are sending our deepest condolences to Keyshia Cole and her family during this time. Her sister Elite took to Instagram and shared that their mother Frankie Lons unfortunately passed away. We are keeping the entire family lifted in prayer. 🙏🏾❤️ (📸: @gettyimages) pic.twitter.com/AGznZ4kiDr
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) July 19, 2021
How Did Frankie Lons Die?
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 Lons Kids, Husband, Net Worth
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.