Stars turn out for Natalie Cole

Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson led the tributes in Los Angeles at the funeral of Natalie Cole who died on New Years Eve.

The star friends of Natalie Cole turned out to remember and celebrate her life in Los Angeles. Stevie Wonder, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Lionel Richie, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson and producer David Foster were in attendance and Natalie’s good friend Chaka Khan sang at the funeral.

Making his own personal tribute, Smokey Robinson said, ’I feel so blessed to have called you my friend, and my buddy, and many times my confidante, You are so real and down to Earth.’

Natalie Cole’s final resting place will be next to her parents, singers Nat King Cole and Maria Hawkins Ellington and other family members at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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