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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Keyshia Cole performs at Irving Plaza on July 29, 2014 in New York City.

Singer Keyshia Cole’s mom, Frankie Lons, has died from an apparent overdose on her 61st birthday.

The R&B singer’s brother, Sam, told TMZ, “Frankie overdosed at her Oakland home Sunday … the same day she was celebrating her born day, when she apparently took drugs while partying — relapsing on what we’re told was a long, hard-fought journey to sobriety.”

Lons’ journey was well-documented on the reality show Keyshia Cole My New Life where she made plenty of cameos.

Through Lon’s recovery, the R&B singer posted the ups and downs to show her followers about the struggles of relapsing, she captioned a video with her late mom and family members, “Every time my mom relapse, it breaks my heart more than it’s already been broken. I’m hoping, if any of u are dealing with a family member who’s battling with drug addiction, that you, yourself are learning how to cope with the struggle of it all.”

The R&B singer has been vocal about praising her mother’s wins as well, a most recent one staying 60 days sober, something she was proud to share with her IG fans and followers.