The New Year has seen one of the best voices heading out to join the angelic choir.
Daughter of Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole has died and already the tributes are pouring in.
“#NatalieCole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
“A voice from heaven has been called home,” is how singer Cher describes her.
The 65-year-old singer died from congestive heart failure.
Another tribute came in from Tony Bennett who wrote on his Instagram account “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Natalie Cole, as I have cherished the long friendship I had with her, her father Nat, and the family over the years.”
Among Natalie Cole’s popular songs are I’ve Got Love On My Mind, This Will Be, Miss You Like Crazy and Unforgettable.