Natalie Cole's Cause of Death Revealed

(Radio.com) It was just one week ago that nine-time Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole passed away at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 65. The daughter of the late Nat King Cole faced many medial problems over the years and now the exact cause of death has been revealed.

According to a statement, Cole suffered from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, which led to heart failure. Her family released the statement on Thursday (Jan. 7) that explains following receiving a kidney transplant in 2009, Cole was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare lung disease that causes shortness of breath, dizziness and sometimes chest pain.

The statement also stated that she "responded well to pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific agents over many years, during which she performed many concerts world-wide, but eventually succumbed to intractable right heart failure, an outcome that unfortunately commonly occurs in this progressive disorder." Read more here.

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