Singer Natalie Cole has died at the age of 65. She died on December 31, 2015, at at a Los Angeles hospital.
Reports indicate that Cole had been suffering from some form of illness and had been recently forced to cancel several planned concert dates.
Cole is the daughter of legendary singer Nat King Cole, and had a major hit singing a duet of the song “Unforgettable” with her deceased father. Her mother was Maria Hawkins Ellington.
According to TMZ, Cole suffered from congestive heart failure. They also found that Cole had suffered from liver disease, substance abuse and had undergone chemotherapy for Hepatitis C.
A 2000 made for TV movie, Livin’ for Love: The Natalie Cole Story, detailed Coles addiction to crack cocaine and heroin. In 1975 she was arrested in Toronto for heroin possession. She spent time in rehab in 1983.
Cole was married and divorced three times. Her husbands were Marvin Yancy, Rufus Fischer, and Kenneth Dupree.
She had one son, Robert Yancy, born in 1977.
Cole has been nominated for 21 Grammy Awards and won 10. She won Best New Artist in 1971 and received a lifetime achievement award in 2010.