Natalie Cole Reactions to Death Pour In

1/1/2016 9:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Natalie Cole's death triggered predictable reactions ... that she was one of the greatest singers ever.

As we reported, the official cause of death was congestive heart failure, although the underlying causes were complications from a kidney transplant and Hepatitis C.

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Ken Ehrlich, Grammy Awards Executive Producer tells TMZ, "Natalie possessed one of those magical voices that grabbed you from the first note. It could sound like honey, but when she wanted to belt, she could keep up with the best of them. In a way, and not just in lineage, Natalie was the connector between the great singers of her father and Ella's generation, and the great female voices who were to dominate in the last 25 years. I'll never forget when we did Unforgettable as a duet with her father's recording on a grammy hall of fame show, years before she recorded it. Magical!!!"