Right Wing News – by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Wow… the hits just keep coming. First Wayne Rogers, better known as Trapper John, passed away yesterday. Now, the legendary R&B singer Natalie Cole just passed at the age of 65. Cole had fought substance abuse and she was getting chemo for Hepatitis C. She lost her fight today from congestive heart failure on the first day of 2016 in the hospital. In 2009, she received a kidney from an anonymous donor after contracting Hepatitis C from earlier drug use. She appeared in June of 2014 at the Apollo Theater’s 80th birthday celebration.
From the New York Daily News:
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. Cole was married three times and has a son. Even in the midst of her struggles with substance abuse, Natalie Cole was incredibly optimistic and she was a fighter. “I think that I am a walking testimony that you can have scars,” she told CBS’s Sunday Morning in 2006. “You can go through turbulent times and still have victory in your life.” At age six, Cole recorded a duet with her father, I’m Good Will, You’re Christmas Spirit. By age 11, she was performing alongside him on his television show. When Cole was 15, her father died of lung cancer. While performing at a club called Mr. Kelley’s, she was discovered by R&B producers Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy (whom she married in 1976 and with whom she had her son, Robbie, in 1977). In 1974, she had her first hit, This Will Be, from her debut album, Inseparable. The song won her the Best New Artist Grammy in 1975, the first of nine she would win throughout her career. May Natalie Cole rest in peace… her talent and love for life will be sorely missed.
9 thoughts on “Nat King Cole’s Daughter, R&B Singer Natalie Cole, Passes Away at 65”
“… legendary R&B singer Natalie Cole just passed at the age of 65.”
That woman was MURDERED, but her killers will never be brought to justice for their crime.
“… she was getting chemo for Hepatitis C.”
This is the story that I sent for posting (you beat me to it LOL):
“Cole received chemotherapy to treat the hepatitis and ‘within four months, I had kidney failure,’ she told CNN’s Larry King in 2009. She needed dialysis three times a week until she received a donor kidney on May 18, 2009. The organ procurement agency One Legacy facilitated the donation from a family that had requested that their donor’s organ go to Cole if it was a match.”
I included this story, but only for the videos:
Yeah, it was the second article I came across this morning. Yours has a lot more info, though. I just grabbed it from the first site I saw it on, saw it on 3 or 4 others after that. This is from yours…
“Cole received chemotherapy to treat the hepatitis and “within four months, I had kidney failure,” she told CNN’s Larry King in 2009.”
They killed her.
Hey! You revised it before I posted my reply!
Did you read any stories about her being scheduled for a concert last night that was cancelled?
“Cole had been scheduled for a New Year’s Eve concert at Walt Disney Hall, which was cancelled.”
Missed it. Just skimmed through until I hit the kidney failure thing.
“The nine-time Grammy winner underwent a kidney transplant in May 2009 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She had revealed in 2008 that she had been diagnosed with hepatitis C and her kidneys had failed after she went through treatment.
In a 2008 interview with The Times, she spoke about an illness that caused fluid-filled lungs and rapidly deteriorating kidneys.
‘I didn’t realize how close I was to checking out,’ Cole said.
At the time, she had been on the tail end of treatment for hepatitis C. It was a consequence of her much-publicized drug use in the 1970s and ’80s; she was addicted to heroin for years before she successfully completed rehab in 1983.
Cole said at the time that the Interferon treatments made the recording process much more difficult, as some of the side effects — lack of appetite, diminished thirst — rendered her dehydrated and increasingly weak.
She reflected on her health problems in an interview with People magazine around that time.
‘I’m committed to working. I’m a fighter, not a chump,’ she said. ‘The timing is intense. The album is special to me, and here I am sick. But you know the saying: These are the best of times and the worst of times. So we’ll barrel through.
O’Connor said Cole never fully recovered from that surgery.”
“O’Connor said Cole never fully recovered from that surgery.”
But the so-called ‘medical’ establishment siphoned off how many hundreds of thousands more before she succumbed to their toxic ‘treatments’.