Published: Wed, August 16, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Robert Yancy, Son of The Late Natalie Cole, Dead at 39

Robert Yancy, Son of The Late Natalie Cole, Dead at 39

The son of the late singer Natalie Cole has passed away.

Family members have told the website that he died of a heart attack, nearly two years after the death of his mother. It was reported by LA Times that law enforcement authorities were conducting an investigation into his apparent death by natural causes and ETOnline reported that drugs are not suspected to have caused his sudden death.

Roberty Yancy's body was found in his San Fernando Valley apartment when a friend who hadn't heard from him in a few days checked up on him.

As Monsters and Critics noted earlier this year, citing an Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... episode, a long history of past drug addiction allegedly played a part in Natalie Cole's untimely passing.

Natalie Cole had complications from "ongoing health issues" and USA website TMZ claimed she died from heart failure in Los Angeles.

Yancy's family insists that he did not have a drug problem and said he was "turning his life around" while working in the music industry.

Natalie Cole and Marvin Yancy were married from 1976 to 1980. "Damn, Robert Yancy, Natalie Cole's only surviving son and accomplished drummer has died", one fan wrote in repsonse to the tragic news.

"Here is a woman who has been in the business for four decades, had 21 Grammy nominations and won nine Grammys".

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