Obituary of Natalie Cole

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Natalie Cole

Ms. Natalie Cole (born February 6th, 1950 as "Natalie Maria Cole") died in her home on December 31st, 2015 with her son nearby. Her cause of death was presumed to be congestive heart failure. She was 65 years old when she passed away.

Natalie is survived by her parents, Jan Cole and Nat King Cole, ex husband Kenneth H. Dupree, her only child, son Robert Adam "Robbie" Yancy, her siblings, brother Nat "Kelly" Cole, sisters Carole "Cookie" Cole, Timolin Cole and Casey Cole as well as her hedgehog, Chester.

Professionally, Natalie was a Singer-Songwriter who was best known for her R&B hit "This Will Be".

When she was not working as a Singer-Songwriter, Natalie was known for her love of gardening and she would spend minutes most Fridays polishing it. Ms. Cole (also known as Nat) also spent weeks visiting with her priest most Mondays when she was able to spare a smattering of minutes. Ever since she was a girl in Los Angeles, many remember Natalie as a caring person with funny tales that thrilled everyone. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a hundred dollar donation to the Stroke Foundation in Natalie's honor.

A funeral is scheduled for month the 18th at the chapel in Los Angeles with a reception to follow hosted by her daughter at the cemetery where refreshments will be served. All are welcome to the visitation to be held at chapel at noon.

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Natalie Cole Biography Wiki:

    • Is She Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Cole, Natalie
    • Common Name: Natalie Cole
    • Gender: Female
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: she/her
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
    • Birth Date: February 06, 1950
    • Age: 65 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Nat
    • Occupation: Singer-Songwriter
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Hershey's Kisses
    • Favorite Color: Turquoise (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Natalie's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Natalie Maria Cole
    • Father: Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919-February 15, 1965)
    • Mother: Maria Cole (née Hawkins, August 1, 1922-July 10, 2012)
    • Brother(s):
      • Nat "Kelly" Cole (adobted 1959–1995)
    • Sister(s):
      • Carole "Cookie" Cole (adopted 1944–2009)
      • Timolin Cole (twin, born 1961)
      • Casey Cole (twin, born 1961)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Kenneth H. Dupree (married 12 October 2001-divorced 2004)
      • Andre Fischer (married 16 September 1989-divorced 1995)
      • Marvin Yancy (married 31 July 1976-divorced 1980)
    • Son(s):
      • Robert Adam "Robbie" Yancy (born October 1977)

Death Notice:

  • Date: December 31 2015 at age 65
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Heart failure
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held on January 11, 2016, at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles

Category Tags:

Singer-SongwriterAmerican Born on February 6th Born in 1950 Born in California Died in 2015 Died at age 65 Died from Heart failure

Quotable Quotes:

"You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy."

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."

"I am big! It's my pants that got small."

"The definition of diva has taken a turn for the worse. Everybody's a diva now. It's become not quite so special anymore. I'd say 'fabulous' is better. Diana Ross, Audrey Hepburn, those kind of people. Josephine Baker -- she was fabulous. That's what I want to be. [The Arizona Republic, May 8, 2003]" (IMDB)

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

"Natalie Cole's remarkable life was filled with immense talent, influential music, and unwavering grace, leaving a lasting legacy that will continue to inspire and uplift generations to come. (V)"

Is Ms. Natalie Cole still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, she has passed away.

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