Maria Cole, Natalie Cole’s Mother and Widow of Nat King Cole, Dead at Age 89

maria cole Maria Cole, Natalie Coles Mother and Widow of Nat King Cole, Dead at Age 89

Maria Cole, Natalie Cole’s Mother and Widow of Nat King Cole, Dead at Age 89

Natalie Cole’s mother, Maria Cole, who is the widow of singer Nat King Cole, died of cancer at age 89, her family said Thursday. Mrs. Cole died at a hospice in Boca Raton, Fla., Tuesday. Maria Cole, an accomplished jazz singer, was married to Nat King Cole for 17 years before his death from lung cancer in 1965.

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 Maria Cole, Natalie Coles Mother and Widow of Nat King Cole, Dead at Age 89
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