Singer Natalie Cole Dies At 65 & Her Talent Will Be Missed

It’s a sad day in the world of entertainment: Chart-topping singer Natalie Cole has passed away at the age of 65. The R&B star was best known for the hit songs “Unforgettable” and “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” among others. The daughter of legendary singer, Nat King Cole, Natalie became a legend in her own right, taking the music industry by storm and impressing us all with her incredible voice and once-in-a-lifetime talent.

The artist, who had struggled with a number of health issues in recent years, died on Thursday night of congestive heart failure, according to her publicist. The winner of nine Grammy Awards, Cole had faced down incredible odds, including substance abuse, Hepatitis C, and kidney disease. Still, in spite of the struggles she faced, she continued to tour, to care for her ailing sister, Cookie, and to release two memoirs, including 2010’s Love Brought Me Back, about her fight to find a kidney transplant. In recent months, Cole had cancelled several appearances, stating a medical condition as the reason for needing to cancel.

Her album “Unforgettable… With Love” spent five weeks at the top of the pop charts and sold over 14 million copies worldwide. It went on to win six Grammys and make her an R&B icon.

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Natalie Cole was an absolute legend of music and of R&B, and she will be greatly missed by her family, her friends, and her fans.