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R&B singer Keyshia Cole’s mother Frankie passed this weekend at 61 from an alleged overdose. Though other family members quickly acknowledged her death, Keyshia Cole did not. And that is understandable. She explained in a post made on her Instagram that she couldn’t find the words to say and didn’t know how to feel. As someone who lost their mother a few years ago, I completely understand. She also went on to say that she had been quoting her mother in recent weeks. One could say that was God preparing her to soften the blow.

Her statement read, “This is so hard man. Can’t really even find the words. SMH. I honestly don’t even know how to feel. You can never prepare for something like this… Ever!!! but you will be missed. It’s crazy because… For weeks I’ve been quoting you, from the goose that laid the golden egg, to calling Neffe shoes slow burners, cause they were bought scuffed up already ? your humor was unmatched!!! Naturally so funny, that’s what I loved about your personality…. we all did. I created this post to show my love and appreciation for your life and I would like to thank my fans + supporters, shooot your supporters and fans, for being here with us during these hard times, and the love that you all have for us…..the love for all your children was definitely felt. When u said all you want is to have ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN IN ONE PLACE, AT ONE TIME meant the most to you, And I’m completely down to do that for you. Even through our deference’s …. WE LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! Frank da bank!”

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She shared a number of videos of her and her mother together along with some footage friends like MC Hammer sent in to her IG Stories as well.

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Then that post was followed up with her making a video statement to elaborate.. because it’s her mother. Of course she has plenty to say. As we’ve said before, she didn’t grow up with her mother around but she at least the two were able to come together before it was all over. Similarly, I didn’t speak to my mother for probably about 10 years and we reconnected over my grandmother’s death. We spent the following year and a half reconnecting before she passed. If I had never come back around, I’m certain I wouldn’t have forgiven myself. So I Keyshia, I understand. You’ve got our prayers.