Singer Natalie Cole Dead at 65

She died of heart failure Thursday evening at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Natalie Cole, Grammy-winning singer and daughter of the legendary Nat King Cole has died at the age of 65. TMZ is reporting Cole died from congestive heart failure following complications from a kidney transplant and Hepatitis C that was diagnosed back in 2008. Cole is known for countless hits during her celebrated career that included her 1991 standout classic "Unforgettable". A representative from the Cold estate released this official statement:

"It is with heavy hearts that we bring to you all the news of our Mother and sister’s passing. 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.”

Rest in peace, Ms. Natalie Cole.

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