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Natalie Cole gets kidney, loses older sister

Natalie Cole is known for many things: She's the daughter of Nat "King" Cole and a Grammy Award winner; and in the last several years, the R&B artist has been recognized for adding gospel music to her repertoire.

She, at one time, was a guest host of TBN's Praise The Lord - a church ministry in song and word - and has appeared on TV One's The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors show.

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During these public programs - including an interview on CNN's Larry King Live - Cole spoke about her need for a kidney transplant. Earlier this month, her prayers were answered.

She underwent a kidney transplant on May 18 and went home to recover. But this physical healing came with some bittersweet news that her older sister Carol Cole died.

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Cole, who was slated to perform at the Capital Jazz Fest next month, has canceled that appearance and other tour dates this summer to recover from the surgery, according to an ajc.com.


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