Natalie Cole’s Mother Passes Away at 89

Less than a month after revealing her mother’s stomach cancer diagnosis, singer Natalie Cole’s mom, Maria Cole, has died.

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Just a few days prior, the 62-year old singer asked for fan’s prayers via Twitter on July 6, telling her followers “Mom is fading fast.”;

Earlier today, Natalie expressed her gratitude for the recent outpouring of kindness in light of Maria’s death on July 10.

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“I just want to thank everyone for their prayers & loving support,”; she wrote to her Facebook page. “She will be next to Dad at Forest Lawn.”;

Natalie’s mother and widow of Nat “King”; Cole was 89-years-old when she passed in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A private service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale CA.

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