Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

David Foster, Natalie Cole
Musician David Foster, right, and singer Natalie Cole, perform an impromptu number during a news conference for their concert Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat “King” Cole who carried on his musical legacy, has died.

Publicist Maureen O’Connor says Cole died Thursday night. She died of congestive heart failure. Cole was 65.

Cole had battled drug problems and hepatitis that forced her to undergo a kidney transplant in May 2009.

Cole’s 1991 album, “Unforgettable … With Love,” sold some 14 million copies and won six Grammys. It featured reworked versions of some of her father’s best-known songs.

On the title cut, “Unforgettable,” she sang along with her father’s taped version to create a memorable duet.

Nat “King” Cole died of lung cancer in 1965.

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