Natalie Cole’s Cause of Death Revealed By Her Family
According to her family, Cole died of heart failure brought on by lung disease.
They revealed in a statement, “[Cole] responded well to pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific agents over many years, during which she performed many concerts world-wide, but eventually succumbed to intractable right heart failure, an outcome that unfortunately commonly occurs in this progressive disorder.”
In addition to a kidney transplant in 2009, the singer also battled with hepatitis caused by her substance abuse issues.
Said the family at the time of Cole’s death, “Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived … with dignity, strength and honor.”