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It’s with a heavy heart that I report Keyshia Cole‘s mother, Frankie Lons, has reportedly passed away on her 61st birthday.

Frankie’s passing was confirmed by her daughter, Elite Noel, and her granddaughter, Zayya Henderson, who took to social media to share the sad news.

In a message posted on her Instagram Story, Elite wrote:

Worse pain ever….to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday! My heart so f**kin broke.

Zayya shared the news on her Facebook page writing: 

Damn grandma Frankie ???? the call I just got on your birthday. I was just Finna come see you this week I just talked to you ????????happy birthday beautiful and rest in heaven ????????????

See their original posts below.


Frankie Lons has battled addiction for a very long time and it caused her to have strained relationships with her children.

In the clip below, Keyshia Cole pulls her mother aside to have a heart-to-heart convo with Frankie, who often spoke about her mortality.

According to her son, Sam, Frankie died from an overdose at her Oakland home while partying and celebrating her birthday.

My sincerest condolences and prayers to Frankie’s family.

May she Rest In Peace.