Keyshia Cole
Keyshia Cole has suffered another death in her family this year (Picture: C Flanigan/Getty Images)

Singer Keyshia Cole’s adoptive father Leon Cole, Jr. had died after suffering complications due to Covid-19.

The singer confirmed the news on social media on Sunday, as fans sent their condolences about Cole’s death following the recent death of her biological mother Frankie Lons earlier this year.

The 40-year-old singer-songwriter then paid tribute to Cole on Tuesday with an emotional Instagram post.

‘Unfortunately my father didn’t make it through his complications, due to covid-19. So here we are💔💔,’ she began. ‘He’s the entire reason my last name is COLE, The only father I knew, he did such a great job here on earth!!!!!’

She continued: ‘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.’

The Last Night hitmaker then wrote: ‘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 (sic).’

Keyshia Cole and her adoptive father Leon Cole Jr.
The singer paid tribute to her adoptive father on Instagram after he died from Covid-19 complications (Picture: Keyshia Cole/Instagram)

She continued: ‘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 and Keyshia Cole
The singer’s biological mother Frankie Lons died in July (Picture: Rick Diamond/WireImage for BET Network)

On Friday, the singer’s adoptive mother Dr. Yvonne Cole took to Facebook to make the solemn announcement about her husband’s death.

‘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.’ she said in a statement. ‘You are welcome to leave your prayers and any heart warming messages as they deal with the passing of Mr. Leon Cole Jr, due to COVID 19 complications. We appreciate the support for our family from around the world.’

The singer was adopted at the age of two by Leon and Yvonne, who remained close with Keyshia’s birth mother, Frankie Lons, who died in July on her 61st birthday following a fatal drug overdose.

Their family dynamic was revealed to the world through Cole’s BET reality show, Keyshia Cole My New Life, in which she shared several heart-to-heart chats with her mother about her struggles.

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