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.
Pictured 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.