Natalie Cole's 39-year-old son found dead

According to People Magazine, TMZ reports Yancy was found by a friend in his San Fernando Valley, California apartment.

Authorities who were asked to check on his welfare found Yancy dead Monday night at his home in the Sherman Oaks area.

The county coroner's office says the death was reported as due to natural causes but an autopsy is planned.

The cause of her death was listed as congestive heart failure. However, law enforcers are still conducting a deeper investigation at this time.

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Yancy reportedly worked in the music industry

Tragically, it seems that heart disease seems to run in the family.

According to family members, Robert Yancy, Natalie Coles's son by her husband Marvin Yancy, had never abused drugs and was "turning his life around".

'He told me he was very depressed about his mother's passing, saying she was the best mom in the world and he loved her deeply and he didn't want her legacy to fade away, ' explains the source. Further news will be updated after final investigations have been concluded regarding the autopsy and toxicology test procedures.

Like his grandfather Nat King Cole and mother Natalie Cole, Robert Yancy was involved in music prior to his death, albeit mostly behind the scenes.

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