Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 31 Dec 2015 (aged 65)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Court of Freedom section, Garden of Honor (NorthWest garden, locked, no public access), Map #G60, central lawn area, Garden Crypt 7708
Memorial ID 156602514 · View Source
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Singer, Songwriter. The daughter of music singing legend Nat King Cole, she became a multiple Grammy-winning recording artist with hits that spanned three decades. She was a pre-med student at the University of Massachusetts when she joined a singing group, setting aside her medical career. Her solo music career was launched in 1975 her debut album that included the massive hit single “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”, which would earn her a pair of Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Performance. She would go on to top the charts with hits that included 'This Will Be', 'Our Love', a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'Pink Cadillac', 'Jump Start My Heart' and 'I Live for Your Love'. Her 1991 multiple Grammy-winning album 'Unforgettable: With Love', which included a duet with her late father, became the biggest hit of her career, selling more than 14 million copies worldwide. Early in her career, she struggled with success, which led to a devastating cocaine addiction that sent her to drug rehab in 1983. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, wrote a pair of memoirs and starred in a 2001 made-for-TV movie 'Livin’ For Love: The Natalie Cole Story'. In 2009, she underwent a kidney transplant after hepatitis C forced her into dialysis. Her cause of death was attributed to congestive heart failure.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Natalie Cole (6 Feb 1950–31 Dec 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 156602514, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .