*There’s tragic and unfortunate news about Robert Yancy, the son of late singer Natalie Cole. Yancy, was found dead Monday night. He was 39.
Yancy’s body was discovered in his San Fernando Valley apartment when a friend who hadn’t heard from him in a few days checked up on him, according to TMZ.
Family members tell us … authorities contacted them at 2:30 AM Tuesday and said Robert died of a heart attack. Law enforcement tells us, pending an autopsy, they have listed it as death from natural causes, but that can change once the autopsy and toxicology tests are completed.
The family tells us authorities were clear to them, drugs were not involved. As you know, Natalie famously fought drug addiction throughout her adult life until her 2015 death. Her cause of death was congestive heart failure.
According to family members, Robert Yancy, Natalie Coles’s son by her husband Marvin Yancy, had never abused drugs and was “turning his life around.” He reportedly worked in the music industry.
It’s worth noting that Marvin Yancy also died of a heart attack at age 34, so it could be heart disease runs in the family.