Natalie Cole's Son Robert Yancy Dies at 39

The son of legendary singer Natalie Cole was found dead Monday night and he was only 39... TMZ has learned

Natalie Cole's son Robert Yancy was found dead in his San Fernando Valley, Calif., apartment on Monday night.

A concerned friend found his body after he was not heard from for several days. You " re reunited with your mum Natalie Cole". Rest Peacefully, Robert Yancy. Natalie Cole's son was 39 years old.

How did Robert Yancy die? Law enforcement tells TMZ, pending an autopsy, they have listed his cause of death as natural, but the results could change once the autopsy and toxicology tests are complete.

TMZ reported, however, that family members were told by authorities that Yancy appeared to have suffered a heart attack, and that drugs were not involved.

His father, pastor and gospel musician Marvin Yancy, died of a heart attack at the age of 34.

Yancy was the grandson of the legendary Nat King Cole.

Robert followed in his mother's musical footsteps and often played the drums during her concerts.

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