Frankie can either survive the mission, or die during its events.
The player can save Frankie, but it's hard to keep him alive when the player is getting into the van, as the Police, FIB, and NOOSE will be shooting the van, and he takes a while to close the door.
If the player wants to save him, they must quickly take out the chopper, get in the van, and drive away from the cops. Maintaining a distance from the cops means that Frankie won't be shooting at them, and the cops won't be able to shoot at him.
If Niko or the FIB kills Frankie, Phil will blame himself for his death and is one of the reasons to have his ex-wife hate him.
LCPD Database record
Place of Birth:
Pegorino Crime Syndicate
1996 - Burglary
1998 - Grand Larceny
2000 - Grand Theft Auto
2004 - Possession Stolen Property
Nephew of Phil Bell, chief Lieutenant or Acting Consigliere in the Alderney-based Pegorino Crime Syndicate.
Frequent arrests on petty larceny beeds.
Reported that he is not trusted on bigger jobs by the Pegorino Crime Syndicate despite his family connections.
Supports both his mother and college-attending sister.