Keyshia Cole has suffered yet another heartbreaking loss. On Tuesday (November 16), the veteran R&B singer shared an Instagram post that revealed her adoptive father had died, although she didn’t confirm the exact day of his death.
“Unfortunately my father didn’t make it through his complications, due to covid-19,” she wrote in the caption. “So here we are.” And that was just the beginning. Cole went into further detail about the profound effect he had on her.
“He’s the entire reason my last name is COLE,” she said. “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 childhood 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.”
The passing of Cole’s father comes roughly four months after Cole lost her biological mother, Frankie Lons, to an accidental drug overdose. Cole touched on the unfortunate timing of her parents’ deaths at the end of her post.
“Taught me and my siblings that knowledge is power!!” she continued. “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). 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.”
Frankie Lons died at her Oakland home on July 13, her 62nd birthday, as her family and friends gathered for a celebration. In October, the Alameda County Coroner’s Office officially ruled her cause of death as multiple drug intoxication.
Lons and Keyshia Cole’s biological father Virgil Hunter gave Cole up for adoption when she was young. She was raised by close family friends and ultimately reunited with her biological parents after finding success as an artist.
HipHopDX sends our condolences to Keyshia Cole and her family.