Timeless Love: 10 Vintage Photos Of Natalie Cole And Son Robert Yancy  

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The mother and son had a bond so loving you could see it in the snapshots of their lives. 

On Tuesday it was reported that Robert Yancy, Natalie Cole’s only child, was found dead. The 39-year-old was a percussionist who traveled with his mother’s band and was also credited on albums for his work. While an autopsy report has not been announced, Yancy did lose his mother and father to heart conditions. We remember their special bond in these vintage photos. 

1 of 10 Duffy-Marie Arnoult

Natalie Cole's 60th Birthday Party on February 1, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

2 of 10 Amy Graves

UKRO President Kenneth Kleinberg, Natalie Cole's son Robert Yancy and singer Natalie Cole attend the University Kidney Research Organization Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on December 10, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

3 of 10 Ron Galella, Ltd.

Singer Natalie Cole and son Robert Yancy attending 21st Annual NAACP Image Awards on December 10, 1988 at Shrine Audtiorium in Los Angeles, California.

4 of 10 Ron Galella, Ltd.

Singer Natalie Cole and son Robert Yancy attending the screening of Beverly Hills Cop on May 22, 1994 at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.

5 of 10 Ron Galella

Singer Natalie Cole, son Robert Yancy and Herbie Hancock attending 15th Annual American Music Awards on January 25, 1988 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

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7 of 10 Time Life Pictures

Singer Natalie Cole having the train of her dress carried by her son Robbie Yancy on her way to the American Music Awards.

8 of 10 Erik Freeland

Natalie Cole is visited by her son, Robbie Yancy, as she gets ready for her performance at Bally's in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

9 of 10 Erik Freeland

Natalie Cole is visited by her son, Robbie Yancy, as she gets ready for her performance at Bally's in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

10 of 10 Larry Busacca

Robbie Yancy speaks at a Celebration Of Natalie Cole's Life at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ on January 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.