Frankie Lons died on July 18 at the age of 61 from a reported overdose. "Worse pain ever … to see my mother in a body bag on her birthday," shared her daughter Elite Noel via Instagram Story. Frankie appeared on the BET reality series with daughter and singer Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole: The way it is, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Keyshia Cole: Everything in it, and Keyshia Cole: My new life. She also had her own spin-off series in 2009 Frankie & Nephewwhere she played with daughter Neffeteria Pugh.
In the past, Keyshia has been open about her mother's struggles with the addiction on Instagram, previously sharing that "every time my mother relapses, it breaks my heart more than it's already broken." In an intensive conversation about 2019 Keyshia Cole: My new life, Frankie was talking about the future and not being there. “If I die today you will move on and you have to make it. You have to live for Keyshia, ”she said. "You have to live for yourself and your family, for no one else. You just have to die and pay taxes, but you have to move on if something happens to me" I'll see you later. Up there. I'll always be where you find me Even if God calls me. A mother's love will always protect you. "