Celebrities from around the world are paying tribute to Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole, who died Thursday, Dec. 31, at 65.
See their Tweets and Instagram posts below.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Natalie Cole, as I have cherished the long friendship I had with her, her father Nat, and the family over the years. Natalie was an exceptional jazz singer and it was an honor to have recorded and performed with her on several occasions. She was a lovely and generous person who will be greatly missed.
we will miss her like crazy https://t.co/GXROUGKGDL –
— Rosie (@Rosie) January 1, 2016
Rest in Peace Natalie Cole! #OneOfTheGreats
— Keith Sweat (@OGKeithSweat) January 1, 2016
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.
Today, we are listening and singing along to “This Will Be” to honor the incomparable Natalie Cole.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) January 1, 2016
Song for the day: “Everlasting Love” by the one and only Natalie Cole RIP
— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) January 1, 2016
— X AMBASSADORS (@XAmbassadors) January 1, 2016
Natalie you gave us so much soul with love we will forever be grateful to you. We will listen to you and your dad for eternity. All my love
— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) January 1, 2016
So sad to hear about Natalie Cole. #Unforgettable
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) January 1, 2016
R I P Natalie Cole one of the greatest sweetest most talented people I have ever met.thank u for all u gave us pic.twitter.com/COj27t3G59
— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) January 1, 2016
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) January 1, 2016
R.I.P. Ms Natalie Cole
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) January 1, 2016
Losing Natalie Cole is a sad start to a new year.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 1, 2016
In college, I named my bass guitar Natalie! As a young stand up comic I opened for Natalie Cole. She was all that, in all ways! [ RIP ]
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) January 1, 2016
R.I.P Natalie Cole
— MARSHA AMBROSIUS © (@MarshaAmbrosius) January 1, 2016
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) January 1, 2016
Taking a moment in the new year: RIP Ms. Natalie Cole
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) January 1, 2016
Happy New Year’s to all our Funkateers! A bit of sad news on this Happy day, Ms. Natalie Cole goes home to sing… https://t.co/nbLero7Gua
— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) January 1, 2016
#RipNatalieCole I REALLY loved her. She was ALWAYS so kind and fun and encouraging. I cant believe shes gone.
— India.Arie (@indiaarie) January 1, 2016
Oh no not Natalie Cole!!!!! Fuck. RIP. 65 years old WTF
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 1, 2016
— Paul Williams (@IMPaulWilliams) January 1, 2016
Sending prayers and condolences to all the loved ones of my friend #NatalieCole! She will be truly missed but her light will shine forever!
— Patti LaBelle (@MsPattiPatti) January 1, 2016
NATALIE COLE …..A VOICE FROM HEAVEN HAS BEEN CALLED HOME
— Cher (@cher) January 1, 2016
— Gloria Gaynor (@gloriagaynor) January 1, 2016