Natalie Cole Mourned by Tony Bennett, Chance the Rapper, Arsenio Hall & Many More

Natalie Cole
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Natalie Cole during Families of Freedom 2: Building Futures Through Education at The City Center in New York City, New York, United States.

Celebrities from around the world are paying tribute to Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, at 65.

Natalie Cole Dead at 65

Cole, the daughter of music legend Nat King Cole, passed away at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles due to compilations from ongoing health issues, her family said in a statement.

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Music stars like Tony Bennett, Jordin Sparks, Chuck DMarsha Ambrosius, Chance the Rapper, Lenny Kravitz and many more shared their condolences for the loss of Cole on social media.

See their Tweets and Instagram posts below.


Thank you for all the wisdom, love and friendship you gave me.. Rest well my Friend #nataliecole

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I am so sad to hear about Natalie Cole's passing. I feel she has always been apart of my life in many ways. Before the craziness & now. Her father, Nat King Cole, is my favorite artist of all time. 'Smile' is a song I sing to myself whenever things get overwhelming. I sang 'This Will Be' on the American Idol tour w/ @mdoolittle, my favorite part of that show. A few years later, I had the honor of actually singing it with her on stage. I don't remember what I sounded like, I was too much in awe of her. But, I sure remember her standing next to me, voice so pure & clear as a bell. I will never ever forget that moment. She was always so kind & exuded so much grace. Rest in everlasting love. I'm sure the heavens are absolutely loving you and your dad rejoicing together. 'Unforgettable in every way....' That you are, Natalie, that you are.

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RIP my friend Natalie Cole

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