Keyshia Cole opened up about the death of her mother, Frankie Lons, following her sudden death last Sunday.
Frankie Lons died at her Oakland, California home on her 61st birthday following a suspected drug overdose.
Keyshia took to Instagram to remember her mother as she spoke about Frankie's passing for the first time. She shared a slideshow gallery of images featuring Frankie.
"This is so hard man," she wrote.
"Can't really even find the words. SMH. I honestly don't even know how to feel. You can never prepare for something like this... Ever!!! but you will be missed...
"I created this post to show my love and appreciation for your life and I would like to thank my fans + supporters, shooot your supporters and fans, for being here with us during these hard times, and the love that you all have for us.....the love for all your children was definitely felt."
Keyshia concluded by vowing to bring all of Frankie's children together "IN ONE PLACE, AT ONE TIME" to remember their mother. She wrote: "Even through our differences .... WE LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!"
Cole previously documented her mom's drug troubles on various reality TV shows, including Keyshia Cole My New Life.
Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel, announced their mom's death on Instagram.
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Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie Lons has passed away. Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel announced the sad news on her Instagram Story. Frankie was 61.
Elite wrote an emotional post revealing the loss of her mother, former reality TV star Frankie Lons.
"Worse pain ever... to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday! My heart so fuckin broke [sic]."
TMZ reported Frankie died of a drug overdose on Sunday. Frankie had health problems and struggled with addictions for many years.
Frankie won hearts as a recovering drug addict on the reality TV shows Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Keyshia Cole: All In and The Frankie and Neffe Show, starring Neffeteria Pugh.
Frankie also appeared in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008).
Keyshia Cole's sister dragged her for making Ashanti wait an hour for their long-awaited Verzuz battle on Instagram Thursday night.
The lip-sync battle was canceled twice -- the first time because Ashanti tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
Keyshia brought out a surprise guest while lip-syncing to her 2005 hit song "Love." OT Genasis recored a parody track of "Love," titled "Never Knew," an ode to the Crips street gang.
Keyshia was not happy with the disrespect. Some shade was thrown after OT said nasty things about Keyshia's mother's drug addiction.
But it was all love when Keyshia brought the rapper out on Thursday.
One person who wasn't thrilled about the friendly duet was Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel, who expressed her displeasure on Instagram.
She captioned the video, "It went left !!!! And it ain't funny !!!!! I'm not backing down, who want it?"
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