On Saturday, November 13, it was confirmed that Keyshia Cole’s father, Leon Cole passed away from COVID-19 complications only four months after her mother’s passing.
Keyshia confirmed the tragic news after a fan account tweeted their condolences for her loss on November 15.
Thank you🙏🏽 https://t.co/nvAfnewvgy
— Keyshia Cole (@KeyshiaCole) November 15, 2021
“I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father!! I’m praying for you and your family during this difficult time!!” the account wrote. Keyshia replied with, “Thank you,” and a prayer hands emoji.
Keyshia’s adoptive mother, Yvonne Cole, also shared the announcement on her Facebook, saying that Leon died due to complications from COVID-19.
“With a heart of sadness and sincere condolences, we solicit your prayers for Dr. Yvonne Cole and the Cole family in the passing of Mr. Leon Cole, Jr.,” the family statement said. “You are welcome to leave your prayers and any heartwarming messages as they deal with the passion of Mr. Leon Cole Jr. due to COVID-19 complications. We appreciate the support for the family around the world.”
Leon’s passing comes only four months after Keyshia’s biological mother, Frankie Lons, died. As previously reported, Frankie passed away on her 61st birthday.
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Keyshia shared an emotional post via Instagram in memory of her father.
With a heavy heart, she wrote, “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!!!!! 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!!!!”
“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,” she added.