Natalie Cole’s son Robert Yancy dead at 39

Robert Yancy, son of late R&B singer Natalie Cole, was found dead Monday night (Aug 14).

According to TMZ, Robert was found in his San Fernando Valley apartment by a friend who dropped by to check in on him after not hearing from him for a few days.

The authorities contacted the family members to deliver the news that Robert had died of a heart attack. The autopsy is still pending, but as of now the death is assumed to be of natural causes.

Robert is the grandson of legendary jazz singer Nat King Cole and also worked in the music industry. His mother, Natalie, passed away in 2015 due to congestive heart failure after a year-long battle with substance abuse. His father died of a heart attack at the age of 34.

According to his family, he never abused drugs and was “turning his life around.” He was Natalie’s only son. ~Marriska Fernandes

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  1. MARYMARY • August 15, 2017 @ 5:36 PM

    very sorry to read this news , so sad for their family to lose so many members to heart problems

  2. Georgina • August 16, 2017 @ 9:26 AM

    Heart conditions, diabetes and cancer are caused by our North American diet of eating too much meat. Watch What the Health to see how to improve your health by not eating these foods. It’s eye opening. And yes, I said diabetes. It’s not caused by sugar. It’s caused by meat and all the chemicals pumped into the animals – even organic meat has chemicals because the animals are eating forage from ground with chemicals in it.

  3. Kris • August 16, 2017 @ 11:58 AM

    That’s part of it Georgina. Certainly a plant based diet is better for us, however, genetics and drug addiction play a huge role with respect to heart issues.

  4. Georgina • August 16, 2017 @ 3:29 PM

    There are a number of health experts (doctors, scientists, nutritionists) that say genetics play less of a role than we’ve been led to think. People who eat poorly feed their children the same junk they eat, and so their children develop the same health problems. It’s less genetics than habit learned from elders. The studies say that if you eat a plant-based diet, you will very likely avoid the health problems your family members have had.

  5. Kris • August 16, 2017 @ 3:39 PM

    Lots of meat eaters out there who are well into their 90’s and 100’s….just sayin….

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