On the last night of 2015 Natalie Cole left what we know as “this world” The 65-year-old singer, performer, had a history of health issues and according to a statement from her family, health issues were what she succumbed to.
“It is with heavy hearts that we bring to you all the news of our Mother and sister’s passing. Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived … with dignity, strength and honor,” her sisters, Timolin and Casey Cole, and son, Robert Yancy, said in the statement. “Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain unforgettable in our hearts forever.”
Cole won nine Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 1992 for “Unforgettable … With Love,” a virtual duet made with the recordings of her late and famous father, Nat King Cole.