Natalie Cole has died, at the age of 65.
TMZ have reported that the R&B star died "from congestive heart failure" in a California hospital on Thursday, following a bout of illness.
Due to her ill health, she had previously been forced to postpone several live tour dates towards the end of last year, as well as a forthcoming show in February.
Natalie had struggled with health problems in recent years, revealing in 2009 that she had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C a year earlier, which she underwent chemotherapy to cure. She claimed at the time to have contracted the disease from drug use decades earlier.
In May 2009, she also underwent a kidney transplant.
The Grammy award-winner was best known for her hits ‘This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)’, ‘Our Love’ and ‘Unforgettable’, the latter of which she performed as a virtual duet with her father, music legend Nat King Cole, who sadly died before the launch of her solo singing career.
In addition to her singing career, Natalie had carved a secondary career for herself as an actress, gaining praise for her guest appearance on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in 2006, as well as appearing in ‘Touched By An Angel’, ‘Law And Order: SVU’ and ‘De-Lovely’, a film featuring her father’s back catalogue.
Natalie is survived by her son, Robert Yancy, whose father is Grammy-winning gospel singer, Marvin Yancy.
Listen to her beloved hit, 'This Will Be', in the video below: