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Celebrities and fans gather to celebrate Natalie Cole's life

Celebrities and fans gather to celebrate Natalie Cole's life

Venerated R&B singer Natalie Cole received a soulful send-off at funeral services Monday, with fellow musicians Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson lauding the artist for her ability to transcend evolving musical tastes over her decades-long career.

“You don’t maintain a 40-plus-year career by accident,” said songwriter David Foster. “It’s just a short list of real singers who could prevail against the changing tide of public taste. Natalie transcended this simple genre classification whether it was R&B, sassy in her early hits, or her later work interpreting the jazz standards.”

Hundreds of mourners gathered at West Angeles Church...

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