At the very beginning of 2016, music lovers everywhere were shocked to learn that Natalie Cole, award-winning singer, actress, and daughter of the late Nat “King” Cole and Maria Cole, died on December 31, 2015, of heart failure. She was 65 years old.
Ms. Cole achieved her greatest artistic success as an R&B singer in the 1970s with such hits as “This Will Be,” “Our Love,”, and “Inseparable.” Through the magic of technology, Ms. Cole also recorded audio and video versions of the song “Unforgettable” that was fashioned as a “duet” with her famous late father. Ms. Cole sold over 30 millon records worldwide.
Ms. Cole overcame many tragedies and hardships during her life, including the death of her father when she was a teenager, three marriages, and several bouts with drug use, which negatively affected her health for decades.
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