The new year started in a sad way, as Natalie Cole passed away at just 65 years old. Arsenio Hall, Andy Cohen, and other celebs have already taken to Twitter to express their grief.
Natalie Cole sadly died at the age of 65 on Dec. 31 due to congestive heart failure, and fans are spending the first day of 2016 mourning the loss of such a legendary singer. As a legendary singer and the daughter of the late Nat King Cole, Natalie will be missed by many. Among Natalie’s fan base are celebrities like Andy Cohen, Arsenio Hall, and Gigi Hadid, and they immediately mourned her loss on social media.
After years of suffering from several health problems, Natalie passed away from congestive heart failure on Dec. 31, according to TMZ. She had dealt with Hepatitis C and liver cancer in the past, which contributed to her death. Even with her underlying health issues, it doesn’t make the sudden loss of such a incomparable musician any easier. Leaving a legacy behind, celebs couldn’t help feeling great sadness when her death was announced. See some of their tweets below:
Losing Natalie Cole is a sad start to a new year.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 1, 2016
In college, I named my bass guitar Natalie! As a young stand up comic I opened for Natalie Cole. She was all that, in all ways! [ RIP ]
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) January 1, 2016
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) January 1, 2016
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) January 1, 2016
I am saddened by the news of the passing of my friend Natalie Cole. Lovely song bird (and great actress too) – she is now singing in heaven
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) January 1, 2016
Rest in peace to the #Unforgettable Natalie Cole. Her musical legacy, both trailblazing & pioneering, will keep her spirit alive forever.
— Possibly Kym Whitley (@JackeeHarry) January 1, 2016
Although Natalie is only survived by one son, Robert Adam “Robbie” Yancy, clearly she has plenty of fans around the world that will miss her dearly.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts to Natalie’s family as they mourn her loss during this difficult time.