Nat King Cole
He died on February 15, 1965 in Santa Monica, California.
He was only 45 years old when he died of lung cancer. He died in his sleep after the surgery to remove the cancerous lung and he left behind his 5 children, Natalie Cole, Nat Kelly Cole, Carole Cole, Timolin Cole, and Casey Cole. He also had 2 wives, the first was Nadine Robinson, she died in 1948, and the second was Maria Cole she died in 1965 shortly after Nat died.