Jazz and pop vocalist who was the daughter of Nat King Cole and was known for her many hit singles like "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)."
She sang on her father's Christmas album when she was six years old and began performing five years later.
She sold more than thirty million records over the course of her career.
She married Marvin Yancy in 1976, Andre Fischer in 1989, and then Kenneth H. Dupree in 2001. She and Yancy had a son named Robert together.
One of Cole's contemporaries, Marianne Faithfull, was once an esteemed musician but her addiction to heroin eventually led to her downfall.