Our hearts dropped when we heard the news of Natalie Cole this morning. According to TMZ, Natalie Cole, who is the daughter to the late Nat King Cole, died from congestive heart failure, although we're told the underlying medical issues were complications from a kidney transplant and Hepatitis C.
Natalie had been very sick recently, cancelling several tour dates in late December, including a New Year's Eve concert at Disney Hall in L.A. She also cancelled an upcoming February concert due to illness.
Natalie struggled with substance abuse and was plagued with health problems, suffering from liver disease in 2008 She also underwent chemo for Hepatitis C.
Natalie was married 3 times and has a son.
She died in an L.A. hospital.
Our prayers are with her family and friends.