Robert Yancy, the one baby of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of crooner Nat King Cole, has died. He was 39.
Yancy was discovered lifeless Monday night time at his house within the Sherman Oaks part of Los Angeles after authorities have been contacted to make a welfare examine. The Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace stated Tuesday that his dying was reported as as a consequence of pure causes however the official trigger should await an post-mortem.
Yancy’s aunt, Timolin Cole Augustus, advised The Related Press, “It seems to be a sudden coronary heart assault.”
Natalie Cole was sixty five when she died Dec. 31, 2015, of pulmonary arterial hypertension, which led to coronary heart failure.
Yancy, whose father was the primary of Cole’s three husbands, was a drummer who performed in his mom’s touring band and carried out at her funeral in January 2016.
“We’re simply numb,” Cole Augustus stated. “The one comfort is that he is with the individual he liked probably the most.”
Yancy’s father, Marvin, died of a coronary heart assault at age 34 in 1985 when the youthful Yancy was 7.
Cole Augustus stated by telephone from her Florida residence that Yancy was “utterly torn aside” upon his mom’s demise, however had since rebounded and was performing once more.
“He was in a cheerful place. He was feeling good,” she stated. “We have been wanting ahead to celebrating his fortieth birthday.”
Yancy, who glided by Robbie, and his mom shared a robust Baptist religion and have been common churchgoers.
“What a lady,” Yancy advised mourners at Cole’s funeral. “She taught me learn how to love. She had my again each time once I wanted it. The best present she ever gave me was Jesus. I can’t wait till that day that I see you once more.”
On the funeral, one among Cole’s sisters learn a condolence letter from then-President Barack Obama to Yancy.
Cole Augustus recalled her nephew as “a person of nice power and religion in God. He had an indomitable spirit. Everyone beloved him.”
Born Robert Adam Yancy on Oct. 14, 1977, he by no means married. He’s survived by Cole’s twin sisters, Timolin and Casey Cole Hooker, and 5 cousins.
Funeral preparations have been pending. Cole Augustus stated Yancy can be laid to relaxation together with his mom and grandfather at Forest Garden in Glendale, California.
“The dynasty is up in heaven,” stated Cole Augustus, who alongside together with her sister runs the Nat King Cole Era Hope group that works to maintain music in faculties.