Keshia Coolbiological mother, Frankie LonesShe died of multiple drug poisoning… her autopsy shows.
The Alameda County Coroner’s Office told TMZ… The official cause of Frankie’s death was determined during her autopsy, which also revealed the manner of her death as an accidental overdose.
As we reported… Hey She died on her birthday Back in July after a multi-decade battle with addiction. Frankie’s brother, Sam, she told us she overdosed at her home in Auckland where she was celebrating her birthday.
Sam told us he was checking in with her daily, trying to help her stay clean. Her fight was well documented…and Keyshia & co. It has been publicly shared in recent years on TV, social media, and other channels.
Frankie appeared regularly on Keyshia’s BET reality show “Keyshia Cole: My New Life”. The duo had many heart-to-heart moments… and Keyshia was very vocal about her mother’s addiction struggles.
Keyshia was abandoned by Frankie and her biological father, Virgil Hunterfor adoption at a very young age. The singer was raised by family friends. Mother and daughter met when Keyshia was an adult… and after she had a huge hit in music.
Frankie was 61 years old.