Natalie Cole dead: Stars pay tribute
Tony Bennett, Jordin Sparks, and more honor the late singer on Twitter
Natalie Cole, the iconic singer known for hits like “This Will Be” and “Inseparable,” is being remembered by fans and friends following her death at the age of 65.
Cole recorded more than 20 albums over the course of her career, including her breakout debut Inseparable and her record-breaking album Unforgettable… with Love, on which she recorded a number of her father Nat King Cole’s hits. Cole won nine Grammy awards, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.
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“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,” Cole’s sisters, Timolin Cole and Casey Cole, and her son, Robert Yancy, said in a statement provided to EW. “Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever.”
Fellow musicians from Chance The Rapper to Tony Bennett honored Cole on Twitter by sharing photos and clips from her performances. See below for more from them and other stars.