Legendary R&B singer and daughter of Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole has passed away at age 65.
She died at a Los Angeles hospital, entertainment website TMZ reports.
Cole, who passed due to complications from ongoing health issues, was 65-years-old.
“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,” read the statement from her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole.
Cole, who struck gold with “Unforgettable,” a collaboration with her late father, was struggling with a number of health issues in recent years, according to TMZ.
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) January 1, 2016
OMG!!!! Words cannot express how I feel at this moment concerning the passing of My Big Sis The Beautiful #NatalieCole. She always had beautiful words to say and great advice on everything. She is with Our Father in Her Place of Peace!! #RIPNatalieCole
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