Mariah Carey says she is “Beyond devastated” to hear about the passing of fellow R&B soul artist Natalie Cole.
Natalie, daughter of the late jazz legend Nat King Cole, died at age 65 on New Year’s Eve after battling health complications.
“Beyond devastated to hear about the passing of the beautiful and talented Natalie Cole,” Carey, 45, said on Instagram, alongside a touching photo of the two.
READ: Natalie Cole dies at age 65, family releases statement.
“Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived.with dignity, strength and honor,” her son, Robert Yancy, and identical twin sisters, Timolin Cole and Casey Cole, said in a statement obtained by E! News.
“Rest in peace dear Natalie. Your voice was pure perfection; the silkiest most beautiful female voice ever. We were blessed with her awesome talent and her presence. God bless Natalie Cole.”.