Iconic R&B star Natalie Cole has died at the age of 65, according to reports.
The Grammy winner, the daughter of the late jazz legend Nat King Cole and singer Maria Hawkins Cole, reportedly died in a Los Angeles hospital on Jan. 1
The singer, whose hits include “This Will Be,” “Unforgettable” and “Inseparable,” had canceled several tour dates in late December, as well as a February concert.
Cole has suffered through a substantial amount of of health problems. In her 2000 autobiography, Angel on My Shoulder, she recounted her lifelong battle with substance abuse. In 2009, she underwent kidney transplant surgery after being diagnosed with Hepatitis C in April 2008 and undergoing chemotherapy.
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