Natalie Cole -Photo credit @Messy_boots IG

Natalie Cole -Photo credit @Messy_boots IG

The new year got off to an inauspicious start after it was announced that Natalie Cole had died at the age of 65. The daughter of jazz great Nat King Cole passed due to congestive heart failure after years of battling health issues.

Celebrities and prominent friends of Cole used social media to send their condolences.

Check out their reactions below.

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