R&B singer who sang "Can't We Fall in Love Again" and "Don't Wanna Change the World" and who acted in films like 1988's School Daze.
She toured with the group New Direction in 1971 after graduating from music school. She had early collaborations with artists like Pharoah Sanders.
She committed suicide via an overdose of pentobarbital and secobarbital in 1995.
Her cousin was actor Earle Hyman.
Her first album, Somewhere In My Lifetime, featured a title-track produced by Barry Manilow.