Natalie Cole received a life-saving kidney transplant on May 18, 2009. To receive the transplant Natalie was forced to leave the beside of her adopted older sister, Carole (Cookie) Cole. Sadly, Cookie died the very day Natalie received the transplant.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1750 Vine Street.
Cole sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994.