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Natalie Cole’s sisters, Casey and Timolin, knew the end of her life was looming. So they flew to California to be by the Grammy award-winnner’s side for one last Christmas. Other members of the iconic singer’s family gathered bedside, too. And touchingly, while she had everyone close, Cole delivered a final, emotional message.

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Now, Cole had struggled with her health in the years leading up to her 2015 passing. For you see, in 2008 she revealed that she had hepatitis C, which caused her body to go in to kidney failure. But in reality, she had had the disease for decades without knowing. In fact, she appeared on an episode of The Larry King Show where she ended up making an appeal for an organ donor.

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