Singer Natalie Cole’s family is revealing what caused the singer to pass away at the age of 65, last week.
The family told the Associated Press the singer died of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, which led to heart failure.
The statement read: “(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.”
Cole died last week at the age of 65. The daughter of Nat King Cole, she became a star in her own right, winning nine Grammys and releasing platinum albums including 1977’s Unpredictable and 1991’s Unforgettable… with Love. The singer also performed on TBN’s ‘Praise The Lord’ with Gospel singer, Kurt Carr.
“Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying, how she lived… with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever,” read the statement released last week from her son, Robert Yancy, and sisters, Timolin and Casey Cole.