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Mother of singer Keyshia Cole dies from drug overdose on 61st birthday

R&B singer Keyshia Cole’s mother Frankie Lons, who died on her birthday, passed away on Sunday at the age of 90, according to Yahoo News. Cole had a reality show with Lons in the past, and the 61-year-old appeared on several of them.

Her addiction had plagued her for years, according to media reports. Her sister, Elite Noel, posted the news of her death to Instagram.

“The worst pain ever” was Noel’s statement regarding the loss of her mother. When she was rising to fame in the music industry, Cole, who had been raised by friends, reunited with her biological family.

In addition to that, she and Cole’s sister, Neffeteria Pugh, appeared on Lons’ reality shows, which led to another spin-off series. It was called Frankie & Neffe. It has been public knowledge that Cole’s biological mother was addicted to drugs and how it affected their relationship over the years.

In 2018, Cole wrote on Instagram that every time her mother relapses, it breaks her heart further than it already has. My hope is that any of you who have a loved one who struggles with addiction are learning what it takes to cope. It is so difficult to see someone you love repeatedly relapse.”

The death of her mother has not been publicly addressed by Cole.