In sad news, Keyshia Cole‘s mother Frankie Lons has reportedly died.
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Frankie, whose relationship with the GRAMMY nominee was chronicled in earnest on BET series ‘Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is’ and spin-off show ‘Frankie & Neffe,’ is believed to have passed away on her 61st birthday.
Confirmation of her death came courtesy of Cole’s singer sister Elite Noel, who posted the following on Instagram:
“Worse pain ever…. to see my Mama in a body bag on her birthday. My heart so f*ckin broke!”
UPDATE: TMZ reports that Frankie died of a drug overdose.
Our thoughts go out to Keyshia and her family.