Singer Natalie Cole died on Thursday at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 65.
Cole had fallen ill recently. She canceled performances, including one at the University of Alabama in Birmingham on Feb. 12, due to her health. She had a planned medical procedure that required a lengthy hospital stay.
The daughter of Nat King Cole, Natalie rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as an R&B artist with the hits “This Will Be”, “Inseparable”, and “Our Love”. In 1987 she re-emerged as a pop artist with the 1987 album, Everlasting, and her cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac”.
In the 1990s, she re-recorded standards by her father, resulting in her biggest success, Unforgettable… with Love, which sold over seven million copies and also won Cole numerous Grammy Awards. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide
Natalie, who was married 3 times and has a son.
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