Some knew Natalie Cole the only as the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, but one gospel singer simply regarded her as a friend.
Kurt Carr tweeted, “My heart is broken BUT at peace!” after the “Unforgettable” singer died at 65 from complications linked to ongoing health struggles.
“She was such a beautiful person inside and out,” said Carr, who once performed his hit song “I Almost Let Go” with Cole on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s flagship program, “Praise the Lord.”
During that appearance, Cole, a nine-time Grammy winner, whose Unforgettable… With Love album went multi-platinum, admitted she had once contemplated suicide. “But something spoke to me and said just hold on a little bit longer,” she told sai on TBN.
Continuing to share her testimony, Cole said she found strength while living with an aunt in Chicago back in the early 70s.