August 15, 2017 Robert Yancy, the only child of the late Natalie Cole and a grandson of crooner Nat King […]
August 15, 2017
Robert Yancy, the only child of the late Natalie Cole and a grandson of crooner Nat King Cole, has died. He was 39.
Yancy’s body was reportedly found in his San Fernando Valley apartment by a friend who stopped by to check on him after not hearing from him for several days.
Yancy’s aunt, Timolin Cole Augustus, told The Associated Press, his death “appears to be a sudden heart attack.”
“We are just numb,” Cole Augustus said. “The only consolation is that he’s with the person he loved the most.”
Funeral arrangements were pending. Cole Augustus said Yancy would be laid to rest with his mother and grandfather at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California.
Anita Anderson, a former back-up vocalist for Cole, expressed her sadness at the death of her former colleague’s son on Twitter.
“We have lost another great young soul too soon!!!» she wrote. «Robert Adam Yancy, Natalie Cole’s only surviving son and accomplished drummer has died!! Rest in peace as you journey home with mom and dad! And know you’re always in our hearts son!! Love you and miss you already!!!”