January 1, 2016


Natalie Cole Dead at 65

Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage
Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

Natalie Cole, the GRAMMY-winning jazz/R&B artist and daughter of Nat King Cole, has died at the age of 65.

A representative for Cole confirmed to The Associated Press that the singer passed away on Thursday night (Dec. 31). No other details were given.

Cole became a superstar in the 70’s with songs like “This Will Be” and “Our Love”; however, her most notable career achievement was Unforgettable… with Love, a 1991 album which focused on covers of standards performed by her father. The album went platinum and won six GRAMMY Awards, including album of the year in 1992.

Still Unforgettable, an American songbook collection, won Cole her final GRAMMY in 2009. Cole’s legendary father passed away in 1965.