Natalie Cole's Mother Died at 89, Will Be Buried Next to Nat King Cole


Natalie Cole's Mother Died at 89, Will Be Buried Next to Nat King Cole


Maria Hawkins Cole will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn where her husband, the 'L-O-V-E' hitmaker, was buried forty seven years ago.

Maria Hawkins Cole, the mother of Natalie Cole, has lost battle against cancer, and passed away Tuesday, July 10 in a nursing home in Boca Raton surrounded by her family. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Nat King Cole, who died in 1965 at the age of 45. She was 89.

"I just want to thank everyone for their prayers & loving support. Mom has passed, gone to Glory, July 10th 2012. She will be next to Dad at Forest Lawn," Natalie tweeted. Four days earlier, she wrote, "On my way back to Florida- Mom is fading fast....please pray for the family!"

In a longer message, Natalie paid tribute to her mother on her official website. "Our mom was in a class all by herself. She epitomized class and elegance and truly defined what it is to be a real lady," the 62-year-old singer gushed.

She continued, "We are so blessed and privileged to have inherited the legacy that she leaves behind along with our father. She died how she lived: with great strength, courage and dignity, surrounded by her loving family."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant With Travis Scott's Baby
  2. 'The Voice' Live Finale Part 2: And the Winner of Season 12 Is....
  3. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Charli XCX on Upcoming Album
  4. Iggy Azalea Responds to Odell Beckham Jr. Dating Rumors: I Don't Even Know Him
  5. T.I.'s Alleged Side Chick Bernice Burgos Reportedly Wants to Have Baby With Him
  6. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are Planning to Remarry This Summer
  7. Fans Loath ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - See the Hilarious Memes
  8. Kylie Jenner Tells Bella Thorne to be Careful of 'Charming Player' Scott Disick
  9. Kim Kardashian Tries to Save Marriage to Kanye West for the Sake of Fame
  10. Vampire Nicki Minaj Sexily Licks Bella Hadid's Neck at AmfAR Gala in Cannes

CELEBS PHOTO