Entertainment Music Keyshia Cole's Adoptive Father Leon Cole Dies After Being Hospitalized Due to COVID Complications Keyshia Cole confirmed the death of her adoptive father Leon Cole, Jr. on Sunday when she replied "Thank you" to a fan's condolences on Twitter By Dan Heching Dan Heching Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 15, 2021 11:42 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock Keyshia Cole's adoptive father has died after he was hospitalized earlier this month with complications from COVID-19. The singer, 40, confirmed the news on Twitter Sunday when she replied "Thank you" to a fan's condolences. "I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father!!" the fan account wrote, tagging Keyshia. "I'm praying for you and your family during this difficult time!!" Keyshia's adoptive mother, Dr. Yvonne Cole, also confirmed the news of her husband's death in an announcement posted on her Facebook page. Keyshia Cole Mourns the Death of Her Biological Mother Frankie Lons: 'This Is So Hard' "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 statement read, along with a picture of Leon. "You are welcome to leave your prayers and any heart warming [sic] 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 post said. RELATED VIDEO: Fans React to Verzuz Battle with Ashanti and Keyshia Cole After Late Start, Sound Issues Earlier this month, Yvonne had informed her followers that Leon was in the hospital with COVID-19 complications. "Mr. Cole is currently experiencing several health challenges due to COVID-19. He's in the ICU. We ask that you send your support, love, well wishes and prayers of comfort and healing to Mr. Cole and his loved ones at this time," the Nov. 7 post said. Keyshia was adopted by Leon and Yvonne when she was two years old. Earlier this year, Keyshia's birth mother, Frankie Lons, died. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Yvonne, who remained close with Keyshia's mother, also posted about Lons' death on Facebook, writing, "Thank you for all your gracious prayers & kind gestures towards my family & I during this time. Also please remember to keep my daughter in your prayers." Keyshia wrote about her birth mother's death on Instagram. "This is so hard man. Can't really even find the words. SMH. I honestly don't even know how to feel," she wrote in July. "You can never prepare for something like this... Ever!!! but you will be missed." At the time, Keyshia's sister Elite Noel confirmed that Lons had died on her 61st birthday of an overdose after suffering from drug addiction for years. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from the CDC, WHO and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.