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The cause of death for Frankie Lons, Keyshia Cole’s mother and beloved former reality star, has been revealed.
According to TMZ, The Alameda County Coroner’s Office Lons ruled she died of multiple drug poisonings after an accidental overdose. Lon’s fight with addiction has been public that we saw her fight on BET reality shows, Keyshia Cole: That’s it, Keyshia Cole: My new life and Frankie & Neffe. Her brother, Sam, told TMZ that he had checked in with Lons daily to make sure she had become sober. Unfortunately, Lons died on July 18, a day before her 61st birthday, while starting her birthday festivities.
Back in January 2020, Cole revealed via social media that Lons had decided to check himself back for rehab.
“Glad you decided to check yourself into a facility for treatment,” she wrote a photo of her, Lons and her two sons, Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr. and Tobias Khale. “It has only been two weeks, but I try to be hopeful and optimistic. Maybe that’s what will make THIS TIME different. This is what YOU WANTED AND NO ONE ELSE …… .. Maybe this is the YEAR IN ALL ASPECTS !!!!! GREATNESS. “
After Lon’s death, Cole shared her devastation over her mother’s death on Instagram.
That’s so hard man. Can’t really find the words. SMH. I honestly do not even know how to feel. You can never prepare for such a thing … Ever !!! but you will be missed. It’s crazy because … For weeks I have been quoting you, from the goose that laid the golden egg, to calling Neffe shoes slow burners because they were already bought worn out ? your humor was second to none !!! Of course so funny, that was what I loved about your personality…. we all did. I created this post to show my love and appreciation for your life and I want to thank my fans + followers, push your followers and fans, to be here with us in these hard times, and the love that you all have to us ….. the love of all your children was certainly felt. When you said that all you want is to have ALL your kids in one place, it once meant the most to you, and I’m totally down to doing it for you. Even through our differences…. WE LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! Frank da bank!