Sad news today, as multiple outlets are reporting that legendary singer Natalie Cole passed away this morning at the age of 65. Cole, the daughter of the great Nat King Cole, is known for a number of memorable hits over the years, and most notably the songs "This Will Be" and "Unforgettable." According to TMZ, Cole passed away from congestive heart failure, but she had also suffered from a number of health issues following a kidney transplant back in 2009. Cole's reps confirmed the tragic news to TMZ, and said that the singer will be sadly missed but never forgotten. The full statement on her passing can be read below.
“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. Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever.”