The son of the late R&B singer Natalie Cole, who died Aug. 14 at age 39, had about $500,000 in assets, according to a petition filed by his accountant, who is seeking to be the administrator of his estate.

The body of Robert Adam Yancy was 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. The petitioner, Howard Grossman, filed his court papers Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Grossman was Yancy’s accountant and adviser. He also was the longtime business manager of Natalie Cole, who died in 2015 of congestive heart failure after battling drug abuse for years. Yancy was the primary beneficiary of his mother’s estate.

Yancy’s father, Marvin Yancy, was the first of Cole’s three husbands. He died of a heart attack at age 34 in 1985, when Yancy was 7 years old.

Yancy’s grandfather, Nat King Cole, died of cancer in 1965 at age 45.

Yancy is survived by two paternal half-siblings, Brandie Yancy of Illinois and Marvin Yancy Jr., a resident of Iowa; along with his paternal grandmother and maternal aunts, all of whom also live out of state.

–City News Service

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