LOS ANGELES (AP) — Natalie Cole was remembered as a loyal friend and a worthy successor to her famous father’s legacy. A music-filled funeral was held yesterday in Los Angeles. The daughter of Nat King Cole had carved out her own Grammy Award-winning legacy during a 40-year career. Among the several hundred mourners were singers Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. Natalie Cole died New Year’s Eve at age 65 of pulmonary arterial hypertension, which led to heart failure.