2021 has been very tough for R&B legend, Keyshia Cole, especially with her family. Her mother passed away four months ago, and now, her adoptive father has also lost his life after a battle with COVID.
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Keyshia’s Adoptive Father Died From COVID-19 Complications
Keyshia’s adoptive mother, Yvonne Cole initially took to Facebook to make this announcement, Now, Keyshia has confirmed this tragic news in a passionate and lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday.
“Unfortunately my father didn’t make it through his complications, due to covid-19. So here we are💔💔 He’s the entire reason my last name is COLE, The only father I knew, he did such a great job here on earth!!!!!”
Keyshia Expresses How Grateful He Was For Being A Father To Her
Keyshia also went on to discuss how this man did an amazing role, in being a father figure to her. She revealed that he did all he could to provide for her, and loved her childhood, growing up.
“The only father I knew, he did such a great job here on earth!!!!! He made sure (Even tho he wasn’t my biological father) to keep a stable foundation and roof over all of our heads during our upbringing!!!! Working for @rideact for over 30 years My child hood was filled with 40L and 52L rides along side my father!!! I loved having a bus pass until I was 18 years old. He was a very wise man. Taught me and my siblings that knowledge is power!! He was very dedicated to learning and sharing his strong thoughts and opinions on the Bible and religion, and His loving passion for Yahweh Elohim🙏🏽 with also Our many long talks of love and how a man needs to treat a woman Maybe the reason a man hasn’t been able to hold on to me too long, (LOL) (JK) (But serious)”
Keyshia Describes Her Father As ‘Most Loving Guy’
Keyshia continues to praise her father’s personality traits, as she explained how caring he was, and loving, towards her. He was labeled as the “greatest example of love” as well as the “most loving guy she’s ever know. He brought that same form of caring towards Keyshia’s late mother, Yvonne Cole, as well.
“He was the greatest example of love, 51 years of marriage to my mother Yvonne Cole. Seriously the most loving guy I’ve ever known. And he’s gonna be missed so much! I hate that this has happened!!! And that I’ve now lost two beautiful souls within a few months from each other.”
Keyshia’s Biological Mother Passed Away In July
Keyshia Cole’s biological mother, Frankie Lons, also sadly passed in the summer. It was ruled that her cause of death was an accidental overdose, via “multiple drug intoxication,” according to an autopsy conducted by the Alameda Country Coroner’s Office.
“Every time my mom relapse, it breaks my heart more than it’s already been broken,” said Keyshia on Twitter, following her mother’s death. “I’m hoping, if any of u are dealing with a family member who’s battling with drug addiction, that you, yourself are learning to cope with the struggle of it all. And all the pain it brings to see a loved one constantly relapsing… I really miss u! And will always love u #FrankTheBank.”