Her relatives are not happy that she was overlooked.
This year's 'In Memoriam' segment of the Grammy Awards was a particularly emotional one this year, as tributes were held for some of the biggest legends of the music industry including David Bowie, Maurice White and Lemmy Kilmister. However, the family of Natalie Cole have expressed their outrage at this singer's under-representation.
Natalie Cole only got a brief mention at the 2016 Grammys
Cole died of heart failure at the age of 65 on New Year's Eve after a successful R&B career following in the footsteps of her father Nat King Cole. She's the recipient of nine Grammy awards and a number of lifetime achievement awards with 6 number one albums and a number of R&B hits under her belt. But despite this, her recognition at the 2016 Grammys was minimal to say the least with just a short clip of her song 'Unforgettable' shown at the event.
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The singer passed away on Thursday, December 31, at age 65.
Natalie Cole’s family have revealed that the Grammy-winning singer’s death was caused by heart failure induced by lung disease. Cole died on December 31st at the age of 65 and had battled numerous health uses throughout her life, including undergoing a kidney transplant in 2009.
Natalie Cole’s cause of death has been revealed as heart failure induced by lung disease.
In a statement to the Associated Press on Thursday, the singer’s family said: "[Cole] responded well to pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific agents over many years, during which she performed many concerts world-wide, but eventually succumbed to intractable right heart failure, an outcome that unfortunately commonly occurs in this progressive disorder.”
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The singer and daughter of Nat King Cole passed away at a Los Angeles hospital aged 65, after suffering from ongoing health issues.
Tributes have been paid to singer Natalie Cole, who has died aged 65. Cole’s death was announced on Friday in a statement from her her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole, who said she had fought a fierce, courageous battle in her final days.
Natalie Cole has died aged 65.
"It is with heavy hearts that we bring to you all the news of our mother and sister's passing,” the statement read. "Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived..with dignity, strength and honour."
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Grammy winning singer/songwriter Natalie Cole is snapped by paparazzi on her arrival for the 'Today' show in Soho, New York City. As she leaves her car, she says with a laugh, 'It's too early in the morning!'. Two photographers follow her as she enters the building by walking backwards in front of her which makes the rest of the paparazzi laugh. 'That's what you call a karate move right there', one of them says.
"This is one of those avant-garde things, is it?" says a droll, dubious and dying Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) as he sits in an empty theater at the beginning of "De-Lovely," watching his life pass before his eyes on the stage, in a production conducted by an enigmatic, ironic, ethereal director named Gabe (Jonathan Pryce).
The answer to his question is a delighted "yes." This film is an imaginative, deconstructionist, celebratory musical biography woven together from elements of theater, meta-cinema, chamber drama and Porter's own MGM musicals with gratifying -- if deliberately glossy -- results.
Kline opens the picture as a frail but feisty old man (the age makeup is remarkable) who, as he watches his own story unfold, is alternatively tickled ("Oh, look, it's an opening number!"), critical ("He'd never wear that! Change it."), fondly reminiscent and pained by regret. And the actor also plays the younger Porter in the bulk of the picture, which has a merry, dreamlike quality to its stop-and-start interactions with the elderly Porter and his theatrical spirit guide.
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