Natalie Cole's Only Son Robert Passed Away 18 Months After Losing His Beloved Mother To Rare Lung Disease
On December 31, 2016, singer Natalie Cole passed away at the age of 65 due to heart failure. Reportedly, it was brought on by rare lung disease, from which she had been suffering for a while.
In particular, Cole was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), shortly after undergoing a kidney transplant in 2009. Before she died, the singer also nixed her concerts after becoming extremely ill with an unspecified ailment.