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Singer Natalie Cole dead at 65

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Friday, January 1, 2016, 11:43 AM

Natalie Cole, seen in 2014, has died at age 65.Walter McBride/Getty Images

Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her famous father in the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) and “Unforgettable,” died at age 65.

Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year’s Day.

Cole, who had struggled with a variety of health issues in recent years, died at a Los Angles hospital, according to TMZ.com.

The daughter of music legend Nat King Cole scored a huge 1991 hit with “Unforgettable” — a virtual duet with her late father. He died before his daughter launched her solo career.

In 2009, she received a kidney from an anonymous donor after contracting hepatitis C linked to her earlier drug use.

She appeared in June 2014 at the Apollo Theater’s 80th birthday celebration.

The singer was the daughter of legend Nat King Cole. AP

The singer was the daughter of legend Nat King Cole.

Enlarge Natalie Cole (r.) with singer Patti LaBelle in 2000. ROSE PROUSER/REUTERS

Natalie Cole (r.) with singer Patti LaBelle in 2000.

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