Maria Hawkins Cole

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: widow of jazz crooner Nat King Cole (d. 1965) and mother of singer Natalie Cole who had her own long singing career performing with greats such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington before and after marrying the famed singer and piano player.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: August 1, 1922

 

Died: July 10, 2012

 

Location: Boca Raton, Florida