LOS ANGELES:- Music veterans, friends and family have paid tribute to Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole, celebrating the late singer’s life at a star-studded funeral in Los Angeles. Cole, the daughter of veteran performer Nat King Cole, died aged 65 on Dec. 31 of a rare lung disease that led to heart failure. Music filled the service on Monday, with Stevie Wonder playing the harmonica and singing the Lord’s Prayer. Mourners including Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson, who called Cole ‘my friend, my buddy and many times my confidant’ also honoured the singer with a standing ovation.–Reuters