Tributes paid to singer Natalie Cole, who has died aged 65

Using technology, Natalie famously sang with her father - Nat King Cole - 25 years after he died

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Natalie Cole. Image: Evan Agostini / AP/Press Association Images

Recording artists from around the world have paid tribute to singer Natalie Cole - who has died aged 65.

The singer passed away on Thursday as a result of complications from ongoing health issues.

Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle are among those who have paid tribute, with Franklin saying "she was one of the greatest singers of our time".

In a statement, Natalie's son Robert Yancy and her sisters Timolin and Casey Cole wrote, “Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived … with dignity, strength and honour. Our beloved mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain unforgettable in our hearts forever".

Natalie Cole's hits included songs such as Inseparable and This Will Be (An Everlasting Love).

Using technology, Natalie famously sang with her father - Nat King Cole - 25 years after he died. The duet version of Unforgettable picked up three Grammy awards in 1992.

Speaking in 2013, she said it was amazing when they found further video of him that could form a duet in Spanish: