R&B singer Natalie Cole has died at age 65


Natalie Cole the daughter of Nat King has died at the age of 65. It is reported that she died from congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital.

She had been very sick recently, cancelling several tour dates in late December including a New Year's Eve concert at Disney Hall in L.A. She also cancelled an upcoming February concert due to illness.

Natalie struggled with substance abuse and was plagued with health problems, suffering from liver disease in 2008. In 2009, she received a kidney from an anonymous donor after contracting hepatitis C linked to her earlier drug use. She also underwent chemo for Hepatitis C.

She rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as an R&B artist with the hits "This Will Be", "Inseparable", and "Our Love". In 1987 she re-emerged as a pop artist with the 1987 album, Everlasting, and her cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac".

Rest In Peace.