Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of late legendary crooner Nat “King” Cole, has passed away yesterday at the age of 65 after battling health issues in recent years. Since 1975, she produced hit singles like This Will Be An Everlasting Love, Dangerous, and her cover version of Bruce Springsteen’s classic, Pink Cadillac. Natalie’s biggest hit came in 1991 when her mezzo-soprano voice was technologically paired with her father’s baritone on their duet, Unforgettable.
Having listened to Natalie’s music since my childhood in the 80s, I can honestly say her voice was (and still is) one of a kind like her father’s was. Even after she overcame her drug addiction in the early 80s, she proved that she could return to the charts as not only a stronger vocalist but also as a stronger woman.
Natalie, may you rest in peace, and may you keep singing in sweet in heaven.