She had my back every time when I needed it. CNN Singer Natalie Cole was given a final send-off by her family and friends in Los Angeles on Monday in a service befitting an "unforgettable" artist, known for her duets with her father Nat King Cole, mainstream hits like "This Will Be An Everlasting Love ," and her sophisticated interpretation of the American songbook.
The record included what became her chart-topping duet of "Unforgettable" with her world-famous dad who died in 1965. King died Dec. Cole will be buried with her other family members, including her father, Nat King Cole, her publicist Maureen O'Connor said. Robbie Yancy, too, remembered Cole through music.
With Love," an album that -- thanks to the wonder of technology -- included a duet with her father on one of his biggest hits, "Unforgettable. I cannot wait until that day that I see you again. Natalie Cole was remembered Monday as a superstar singer, philanthropist and bossy big sister at a star-studded funeral featuring fellow icons Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan.
The song was an instant megahit, selling more than seven million copies and winning several Grammys. Nat King Cole died in 1965, when she was 15, a loss that "crushed" her, she said.
Chaka Khan, Angela Bassett, and the Rev. She stepped up and rose above it all.
You may also want to view these photo galleries: She received a directed donation of a kidney from a deceased donor in May 2009. At age 6, Cole sang with her father on a Christmas album, and she was performing by the time she was 11. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications.
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Share This Story! Stevie Wonder and Kurt Carr sang, while speakers Lionel Richie , Chaka Khan who was expected to perform but apologized for being too hoarse to sing , Smokey Robinson and David Foster paid tribute to the singer at the closed-casket service.