Originally posted on 2012-07-12 11:11:03Maria Cole, the widow of the legendary Nat “King” Cole, the mother of Natalie Cole and in her own right a former Big Band singer, died Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla., after a brief battle with cancer. She was 89 years old.”Our mom was in a class all by herself. She epitomized class, elegance, and truly defined what it is to be a real lady,” said Natalie Cole and her siblings, Timolin and Casey Cole, in a statement.”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,” the Coles further stated.
Originally posted on 2012-07-12 11:11:03