Natalie Cole is dead.
The Grammy-winning singer who had hits with such songs as "This Will Be" and "Our Love" and recorded "Unforgettable ... With Love," a best-selling album of songs made famous by her late father, Nat King Cole, died Thursday evening.
She was 65.
Cole's death was confirmed by publicist Maureen O'Connor
In 2008, Cole started suffering from kidney problems due to hepatitis C, which she attributed to her past drug issues. Despite chemotherapy, both kidneys failed, and in 2009, she went public with a request for a kidney donation.
Even then, despite her struggles, she was a determined performer.
"I have been on dialysis in Istanbul, Milan, Indonesia, Manila, London. It's -- it's amazing," Cole told CNN in 2009.
She received a directed donation of a kidney from a deceased donor in May 2009.
Cole maintained her recording and performing career, most recently recording an album in Spanish, "Natalie Cole in Español." She also appeared as a judge on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and guested on some "Real Housewives" programs.
Cole was married three times. She divorced her third husband, Kenneth Dupree, in 2004.