Just months after losing her biological mother, Keyshia Cole has lost her father, Leon Cole.
The “Heaven Sent” singer revealed the heartbreaking news with fans on Tuesday in an Instagram post, sharing photos of the duo and writing, “Unfortunately my father didn’t make it through his complications, due to covid-19.”
Keyshia, 40, who was adopted by Leon and his wife, Yvonne, when she was two years old, added, “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!!!!”
The powerhouse singer went on to reminisce about Leon and all that she’s learned from him over the years, including relationship advice and “how a man needs to treat a woman,” which she joked was “maybe the reason a man hasn’t been able to hold on to me too long.”
“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 !!!” wrote Keyshia, adding, “And that I’ve now lost two beautiful souls within a few months from each other.”
News of Leon’s death comes after her biological mother, Frankie Lons, sadly died of a reported drug overdose in July.
“This is so hard man. Can’t really even find the words. SMH. I honestly don’t even know how to feel,” Keyshia wrote at the time. “You can never prepare for something like this… Ever!!! but you will be missed.”
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