Grammy award winning singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of legendary crooner Nat King Cole, who topped the charts with such hits as “Inseparable”, “This Will Be”, “Our Love” and “Unforgettable”, earned an NAACP Image Award for a starring role in her '2000 TV biopic, “The Natalie Cole Story”, and penned the best-selling autobiography, “Angel On My Shoulder”, has died. She was 65.
Cole died New Year’s Eve at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications from ongoing health issues with her son, Robbie, by her side. "I had to hold back the tears. I know how hard she fought,” said Aretha Franklin. “She was one of the greatest singers of our time. She represented the Cole legend of excellence and class quite well."