Rest in peace, Natalie. After starting her career recording original tunes like “This Will Be,” Natalie released the classic album “Unforgettable” in 1991, on which she covered many of her famous father’s amazing hits. Nat died when Natalie was just eight, but his legacy lived on for decades, and to this day. By far, the most amazing song on the album was “Unforgettable,” a duet that Natalie digitally recorded with her father as a riff on his original song of the same name. And with that, her gorgeous performance was born.
At the tribute to Nat King Cole in 1992, Natalie took to the stage and honored “a man who needs no introduction” — her beloved father. Natalie, wearing a glittering dress and clutching a matching jewel-encrusted microphone, matched her beautiful voice with her father’s, who appeared on stage in the form of his image on a screen. He was there in image and in spirit, and it was as “unforgettable” as the song title.
Natalie died on Dec. 31 from congestive heart failure, believed to be a complication of her myriad of heath problems, stemming from kidney failure and Hepatitis C. She passed away at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Natalie leaves behind one son, Robert Adam Yancy, who is a singer just like his mother and grandfather. May Natalie rest in peace.
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