Singer Natalie Cole dies, aged 65


American legendary singer, songwriter and performer Natalie Cole has died at the age of 65. Nicole was best known for winning nine Grammy awards and recorded hits like ‘This Will Be’, ‘Unforgettable’, ‘Miss You Like Crazy’ and ‘Inseparable’.

Natalie Cole is the daughter of Nat King Cole and Maria Hawkins Cole. In 1956, she made her singing debut at the age of 6, when she recorded a Christmas song with her father, Nat King Cole and later began performing at age 11

In May 1975, she rocketed to the top of the charts with her debut album Inseparable, which featured the breakout single “This Will Be” and earned Cole two Grammy awards, including Best New Artist. Cole went on to release more than 20 albums over the course of her career, including four platinum records. Her top-selling album was the 1991 record Unforgettable… with Love, in which Cole paid tribute to her father’s biggest hits. Unforgettable won six Grammys, including Album of the Year.

Over the years, Cole also did some dramatic acting, appearing in guest roles on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2000, she appeared as herself in the TV biopic Livin’ for Love: The Natalie Cole Story, which chronicled her struggle to overcome drug addiction.