Unfortunately, we have a sad piece of news. A jazz icon dies on New Year’s Eve. Natalie Cole noted for her musical performances in the area of jazz and R&B, has passed peacefully at a hospital in Los Angeles.
Doctors in charge of Cole’s case declared that the jazz star died on New Year’s Eve due to heart failure. More specifically, Natalie Cole succumbed due to an underlying condition called idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Natalie Cole, a notable Jazz and R&B singer dies at the age of 65 at a hospital in Los Angeles, due to heart failure.
As the family told the reports, the jazz icon underwent in 2009 a kidney transplant. The operation was deemed a success by the transplantation team. Unfortunately, after the operation was completed, the doctors diagnosed Natalie Cole with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Cole’s family recounted in the same interview offered to the press what was it like for the star to live with a disease that got worse by each passing day. The members of her family pointed out that IPAH is a serious and, unfortunately, a progressive disease.
Jazz icon dies on New Year’s Eve as a direct result of massive heart failure. Over the years, the jazz and R&B singer underwent several IPAH-related therapies. According to her physicians, Natalie Cole responded well to all treatments.
But as the disease progresses, the number of symptoms will eventually multiply, making it hard to keep them in check. During this time, Cole performed several worldwide concerts and recorded many albums. Unfortunately, over time, the disease got worse, leading to the singer’s demise, due a massive infarction situated in the right part of her heart.
According to her family’s statements, the jazz singer struggled with many illnesses during her lifetime. In 2000, Natalie Cole released her autobiography called, “Angel on My Shoulder”. In her autobiography, the jazz singer recollects how she fought against her drug addiction.
From what we have learned, in 2009, Cole underwent a kidney transplant. The doctors proposed this course of action after her kidney was severely affected by Hepatitis C.
Natalie Cole was diagnosed with Hep C back in April 2008 and had to undergo several courses of chemotherapy before the doctors could perform the transplant.
Cole was born on the 6th of February 1950 and was the daughter of Nat King Cole. The jazz and R&B legend had an encounter with fame during the ‘70s, with great tunes such as “Inseparable”, “Our Love” and “This Will Be”.