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Natalie Cole's Family & Peers Remember The Unforgettable Singer At Los Angeles Funeral

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A funeral for Grammy award-winning singer Natalie Cole was held Monday in Los Angeles.

Last week it was confirmed that the music legend passed away as a result of heart failure back on New Year's Eve. The singer was 65-years-old at the time of her death.

Members of the This Will Be songstress' family, including her sisters and her son Robert, shared memories of the late star and even read a letter of condolence from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Angela Bassett, Eddie Levert, Johnny Gill, Rod Stewart and Ledisi were also in attendance.

Related: Natalie Cole Dead At 65 — Celebs React

Robert remembered his mother as his "rock" and thanked her for giving him his faith in Jesus:

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Natalie Cole's Family Elaborates On What Exactly Caused The Musical Icon's Untimely Passing — Details Here

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We still can't believe Natalie Cole is no longer with us.

On Thursday, it was confirmed that the music legend passed away as a result of heart failure back on New Year's Eve. The singer was 65-years-old at the time of her death. How sad.

It's said that Miz Cole's passing was brought on by idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, also know as IPAH. The This Will Be singer's family not only revealed the cause of death, but also elaborated that she had a successful kidney transplant back in 2009 and was shortly diagnosed with IPAH after the surgery.

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In a recent statement, they revealed:

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Smokey Robinson Pays Tribute To Longtime Friend Natalie Cole & Says The Music Icon 'Didn't Look Good' Leading Up To Her Death

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The music world lost an icon last week when Natalie Cole died from congestive heart failure at the age of 65.

Longtime pal and fellow music legend Smokey Robinson joined in with remembering the This Will Be songstress in a new interview with ET.

Robinson said the two became "instant" friends when initially meeting after the release of her first hit back in 1975:

"Natalie was so cool, she was down to earth."

Related: Natalie Cole Dead At 65 — Celebs React

While the 75-year-old calls the Unforgettable singer "one of our greatest musical icons," he admits that he recognized her health failing in the months leading up to her death:

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Natalie Cole Dead At 65 — Celebs React

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The year has barely begun, and already we've lost a music legend.

Natalie Cole passed away at the age of 65 on Thursday evening of congestive heart failure.

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The daughter of Nat King Cole, Natalie shone from out of her famous father's shadow with hits like Unforgettable and This Will Be. The music world will miss her dearly.

After the news broke Friday morning, celebs from Tony Bennett to Gigi Hadid took to Twitter to mourn the Grammy winner, writing:

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Countess LuAnn Duets With Natalie Cole

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On this week's Real Housewives of New York, Bravo once again treated viewers to Countess LuAnn's musical talents only this time she had Natalie Cole to back her up.

Oh Natalie, you're so much better than that.

The pair sang a rendition of L-O-V-E, which was dedicated to LuAnn's boyfriend Jacques Azoulay.

Simon's face just after the 1:00 mark sums it all up.

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