“Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived … with dignity, strength and honor,” Recording Academy president Neil Portnow called her “one of music’s most celebrated and iconic women” and a “highly cherished artist.”
R&B singer Natalie Cole died of congestive heart failure, and reportedly experienced complications from a kidney transplant and hepatitis C. The “This Will Be" star died at the age of 65 on Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. May her soul rest in peace.
She is survived by a son, Robert Yancy, and two sisters, Timolin Cole and Casey Cole. May her soul rest in peace.