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Natalie Cole’s son has died. The only child of the legendary singer, whose father was pioneering crooner Nat King Cole was found dead in his Southern California apartment.

The NY Daily News reports:

Robert Yancy, the son of the late R&B singer Natalie Cole, has died of an apparent heart attack, TMZ reports. 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.

Family members told the gossip site that authorities contacted them early Tuesday morning to report that Yancy had died of a heart attack.

An autopsy is still pending, though his death is currently being attributed to natural causes.

Yancy was Natalie Cole and Marvin Yancy’s only son. Singer/songwriter/producer Marvin Yancy was one of The Independents, who died of a heart attack at 34 in 1985.

Cole died in 2015 of congestive heart failure after a years-long battle with substance abuse.

Cole’s longtime backup singer, Anita Anderson shared her condolences on Twitter.

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