Singer Natalie Cole, dead at 65...

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Northfield DRE#1008764

Just caught the breaking news that Natalie Cole has passed away at the age of 65.  She is/was the daughter of the late jazz great, Nat King Cole.  

Her publicist says that she passed last night, but no details as to how or why she passed.  Natalie had long battled with drugs, and as such had gotten hepatitis.  Because of that, she underwent a kidney transplant in 2009.

Natalie had recorded an album, Unforgettable, back in 1991.  I had been a compilation of many of her late father's songs reworked.  She had actually taken a taped version of that song and created a duet out of it.  That album got 6 grammys and sold over 14 MILLION copies!

I'll update the post as info comes available...


Cole's rep said in a statement to TMZ, who add the singer passed away from congestive heart failure. "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."

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Comments (9)

Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

WoW,  what a shame at such a young age...tks for sharing.

Jan 01, 2016 03:16 AM
Christine Gerbehy

such a tragic loss..

Jan 01, 2016 03:48 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Christine, how sad to pass so young!  She, like her father, was a tremendous musical talent!  She will be missed!

Jan 01, 2016 03:21 AM
Christine Gerbehy

agreed...  she, too, was/is unforgettable.

Jan 01, 2016 03:48 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It looks like the Hep C got her even with the new kidney. The kidney issues brought on heart problems from which she passed.

Jan 01, 2016 04:10 AM
Christine Gerbehy

That's what they're implying.  They said she had cancelled her last 2 tours due to "undisclosed illness."  I found one pic of her, she looked emaciated...

Jan 01, 2016 04:26 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Oh gosh, this makes me sad.  They were both treasures and truly unforgettable.

Jan 01, 2016 04:31 AM
Christine Gerbehy

so true...  ALWAYS loved her music!

Jan 01, 2016 04:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I sure enjoyed her album Unforgetable and the haunting duet with her father Christine Gerbehy even though Rock and Roll has been my favorite style of music. I also hate to hear about people my age dropping as I may be next.

Jan 01, 2016 05:03 AM
Christine Gerbehy

Good gravy, HECK NO!!!!  Too many houses to sell!!!!  (Rock is King, we ALL know that, lol!)

Jan 01, 2016 05:34 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Such a shame and a tragic loss.  Definitely unexpected.  Not a fun way to start off 2016.  2015 ended with another celebrity death too, one of the MASH actors.

Jan 01, 2016 06:28 AM
Christine Gerbehy

omg,which one?


Jan 01, 2016 06:48 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I heard she had been under the weather for quite some time. May her spirit live on and all of us be glad about the wonderful music she gave us!

Jan 01, 2016 03:14 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I didn't know about one of the mash actors passing away. May they also rest in peace with love and light!

Jan 01, 2016 03:15 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

To do it was really nice with the duet and all with her dad. May they be singing together somewhere in the ether.

Jan 01, 2016 03:16 PM