Natalie Cole’s son, Robert Yancy, was reportedly found dead in his San Fernando Valley apartment on August 14. He was 39 years old.
Yancy’s body was discovered at home by a friend, who checked on him after not hearing from him for a few days.
According to TMZ, authorities say Yancy died from a heart attack. Though natural causes were listed as the cause of death, an autopsy is still being done. According to family members, authorities made it clear that drugs were not involved. Yancy’s mother, Natalie Cole, battled drug addiction for many years and passed away in 2015. The iconic singer’s cause of death was congestive heart failure.
Again, family members say he did not abuse drugs, but was in the middle of “turning his life around.” His father died of a heart attack at age 34, so there’s a possibility heart disease runs in the family. We’ll keep you updated as news surfaces.
Rest in peace, Robert Yancy.