Natalie Cole's Son Robert Yancy Dies at 39

Natalie Cole and Robert Yancy at Cole's 60th birthday party in 2010 in Beverly Hills

Natalie Cole died from congestive heart failure at the age of 65 while her husband has also died through the same condition. Robert was also the grandson of pop and R&B legend Nat King Cole, who succumbed to lung cancer in 1965. 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.

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.

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Natalie Cole - an Evening with Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular in Beverly Hills, September 14, 2014. The publication also speculated that Robert's cause of death might have been hereditary, due to the similar circumstances behind his parents' deaths.

Natalie Cole and Marvin Yancy were married from 1976 to 1980. "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. It was shameless the way they minimized her legacy.

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Yancy became pastor of the Fountain of Life Baptist Church after the death of his father in 1977.

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