Natalie Cole's Son Robert Yancy Dies at 39

While his death is now being listed as stemming from natural causes, the autopsy still needs to be completed, with a toxicology report. He reportedly worked in the music industry.

His aunt, Timolin Cole Augustus, tells The Associated Press Tuesday it appears Yancy died of a sudden heart attack.

The son of legendary singer Natalie Cole was found dead Monday night, and he was only 39.

Yancy's father also died from a heart attack when he was just 34-years-old. You " re reunited with your mum Natalie Cole".


According to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times, the cause of death was attributed to natural causes.

Currently, no drugs or foul play are evident, and family members say Robert had never abused drugs and was "turning his life around".

Natalie Cole and Marvin Yancy were married from 1976 to 1980.

"Here is a woman who has been in the business for four decades, had 21 Grammy nominations and won nine Grammys. She deserves more than [to be a part of] a minute-and-a-half tribute", Yancy told Entertainment Tonight in early 2016 of Cole's short feature in the in memoriam segment. "We will find solace in her legacy as well as her endless fans around the world".


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