R.I.P. Natalie Cole

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From the Associated Press:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like “Our Love” and “This Will Be” before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his “Unforgettable” their signature hit through technological wizardry, has died. She was 65.

While Cole was a Grammy winner in her own right, she had her greatest success in 1991 when she re-recorded her father’s classic hits — with him on the track — for the album “Unforgettable … With Love.” It became a multiplatinum smash and garnered her multiple Grammy Awards, including album of the year.

Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications from ongoing health issues, her family said in a statement.

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6 thoughts on “R.I.P. Natalie Cole

  1. Wow, this is very sad i know she battled health problems and drug addiction. I am sad to hear this. I always thought she had pretty eyes.

  2. I’m shocked and saddened by this news! She was a great entertainer, and I understand, a very nice person. R.I.P. 😦

  3. I was shocked to read about Natalie’s death today. She was sick with HepC, got a kidney transplant and though donated organs are not the same like the real deal, after living a few more years I thought that she was going to live many more years. It was said that she died from congestive heart failure…that was what surprised me.

    Though I’ve never met her, my mother said that she seen her shopping for shoes near her former job ( I believe) people knew who she was but treated them with kindness and she was a down to earth lady. She pictured me as that kind of person.

    I loved her music. Loved me some Pink Cadillac and Unforgettable..It was amazing how she was able to pull it off sing by her father’s ” side”. I would mistake her and Nat King Cole musical genre as “classical”. Natalie’s music may have been classified as Pop/RB,but she definitely sung some great classics.

    No doubt that Natalie will be missed. I know that will because the direction of music these days isn’t good.

  4. This is so sad to hear, I still remember when she and Whitney Houston did that awesome duet of Aretha Franklin’s “Say A Prayer For You” Even though Whitney totally slayed her, she was still fun and graceful… She will be missed Sadly….

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