Just caught the breaking news that Natalie Cole has passed away at the age of 65. She is/was the daughter of the late jazz great, Nat King Cole.
Her publicist says that she passed last night, but no details as to how or why she passed. Natalie had long battled with drugs, and as such had gotten hepatitis. Because of that, she underwent a kidney transplant in 2009.
Natalie had recorded an album, Unforgettable, back in 1991. I had been a compilation of many of her late father’s songs reworked. She had actually taken a taped version of that song and created a duet out of it. That album got 6 grammys and sold over 14 MILLION copies!
I’ll update the post as info comes available…
UPDATE FROM ROLLING STONE:
Cole’s rep said in a statement to TMZ, who add the singer passed away from congestive heart failure. “Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived..with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever.”