Natalie Maria Cole (R.I.P. 12/31/15) was an American singer, songwriter and performer. The daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, Cole rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as a R artist with the hits "This Will Be", "Inseparable" and "Our Love"
Nat "King" Cole at home with his wife Maria in 1957. Their daughter Carol Cole once said that her mother “radically altered” her father’s style. She replaced his zoot suits with the classic, bespoke pieces that were to be his trademark. Photo: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images.