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*At Saturday’s taping for the BET Celebration of Gospel 2016, the legendary Natalie Cole was remembered.

Gospel giants like Yolanda Adams, J.J. Hairston, Bobby Jones, David and Tamela Mann spoke on the legacy Cole left behind. Chrisette Michelle – though not a Gospel artist, performed with breakout star Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds and Tye Tribbett – spoke highly of the musical icon, too. As did Yolanda Adams and others.

Watch the video below to see the stars and celebs reminisce on the brown-eyed beauty and “Sophisticated Lady,” Natalie Cole.

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