R.I.P Natalie Cole

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The child of a music legend, Natalie Cole blazed trails of her own with a career spanning hit after hit. Sadly, her trailblazing career that started at the age of eight[ref]Natalie Cole Website[/ref] sadly ended when, at 65, she exited the planet leaving us to mourn her loss.

Young Natalie with Nat King ColePictured on the right as a youngster with her father Nat “King” Cole, Natalie had suffered a number of ailments over recent years. She attributed them to Hepatitis C, contracted during a period of drug abuse[ref]Hollywood Reporter[/ref].

The nine-time[ref]New York Daily News[/ref] Grammy® winner had been touring until her physical maladies caused her to cancel engagements, including a planned February 2016 concert[ref]TMZ[/ref]. She checked into Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on New Year’s Eve where she expired from congestive heart failure[ref]Wikipedia[/ref].

The following from the New York Daily News:

TMZ caught Natalie this past summer where, although somewhat thin, she appeared to be in good spirits:

Finally, my personal favorite from Natalie’s repitoire:

May she rest in peace.

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