Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer and Nat 'King' Cole's daughter, passes away

Los Angeles: 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 was 65. O'Connor had no details about how or where Cole died.

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

Natalie ColeSinger Natalie Cole with the Grammy award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Still Unforgettable" during the 51st annual Grammy in Los Angeles in 2009. Pic/AFP

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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