Yet another of the golden voice jazz divas has joined her legendary father, Nat King Cole, and Mother, Maria Cole, in the Spirits in the Sky. Here is what the UK Daily Mail had to say about the passing of Natalie Cole.
EXCLUSIVE: 'I love you all.' Natalie Cole's last words to her younger twin sisters who were by her side in her last days and reveal 'we're suffering but she's at peace'
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- Natalie Cole's family, including her son Robert Yancy, enjoyed several days together over the holidays, reveals sister Casey to Daily Mail Online
- Cole told them ‘I love you all’ before she passed away
Unforgettable with Father Nat King Cole
Natalie Cole is now ‘at peace’ according to her sister who spent Christmas with the singing legend.
Casey Cole said she and twin sister Timolin, 54, had flown out to
to be with their seriously ill sibling over the festive period. Los Angeles
The family, including Cole’s son Robert Yancy, enjoyed several days together during which Cole thanked them for their support, saying, ‘I love you all’.
And Casey 54, who is now back home in
, revealed her sister had son Robert by her side when she died in hospital on New Year’s Eve. Boca Raton, Florida
She told Daily Mail Online: ‘It’s heartbreaking, she’s fought a very long battle and she’s at peace now.
‘She passed last night and we were not with her as we are back in
, but she was in hospital with her son Robert, he was by her side.’ Florida
Casey, who plans to fly back to LA in the coming days, added: ‘My twin sister Timolin and I were with Natalie at Christmas time as a family. She told us that she loved us all.
‘We’re all heartbroken, I’ll miss my sister very much. We’re suffering but she’s not. She’s in heaven now and she’s ringing in the new year in ways we don’t know.’
Cole’s son Robert, 38, is the product of her first marriage to producer Marvin Yancy.
The 65-year-old singer suffered from a number of health problems over the past decade, including liver disease and Hepatitis C, for which she received chemotherapy in 2008.
It’s believed she died from congestive heart failure, although her death was contributed to by other underlying medical issues including complications from a kidney transplant.
Cole’s sisters, twins Casey and Timolin, are the youngest daughter’s of legendary crooner Nat King Cole.
They run the Nat King Cole Generation Hope foundation out of
Boca Raton in which raises money for instruments and music lessons for school children who can't afford them. Florida
The foundation has benefited more than 5,000 children since the twins founded the nonprofit in 2008 to honor King Cole's legacy and life.
When I Fall in Love with Father Nat King Cole
Today Cole's biographer Digby Diehl, who co-wrote the star's autobiography Angel on My Shoulder, with her in 2000, said in a statement released to Daily Mail Online:
'Natalie’s talent was eclipsed only by her extraordinary strength of character.
'She embraced the entirety of her life, both the successes and the struggles. She was not only a remarkable vocalist, but a remarkable human being.'
Cole's oldest sister, Carole, died aged 64 in 2009 - the day Cole was in another hospital undergoing kidney transplant surgery.
Carole, who was the CEO of King Cole Productions up until her death, was the adopted daughter of the late crooner.
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