Natalie Maria Cole 1950-2015 RIP Kevin Fleming January 1, 2016 Entertainment, Music News 1 Natalie Cole — one of the great voices in decades — 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, who was married 3 times and has a son, was 65. She died in a Los Angeles hospital. She is survived by her son, Robert Yancy from her marriage to the late Rev. Marvin Yancy and twin sisters Timolin and Casey Cole. “Unforgettable” – Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole Natalie Cole’s Celebration of Life is Monday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. at West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 Crenshaw Blvd, LA. It’s open to the public. Remembering my friend Natalie. She will greatly be missed. Rest in Paradise. Related One Response Ken Griffiths April 20, 2017 Can anyone tell me why her grave at the far west of one garden situated in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale is unmarked? No sinister or disrespectful intentions with this question…just curious. Warm regards. Ken from England.