An Atlanta District Attorney Is Looking Into James Brown’s Death: Was He Murdered?

by Jeremy Spirogis
ames Brown on the Pyramid Stage during the third and final day of the Glastonbury Festival 2004 at Worthy Farm, Pilton

James Brown’s demise, very similar to the deaths of many main stars, was mourned by hundreds of thousands the world over. Brown, who was 73 when he died, was broadly credited with serving to to pioneer soul music. His musical legacy is dotted with authorized hassle, drug abuse, and different points and now his demise is shrouded in thriller. More than 14 years after the Godfather of Soul was laid to relaxation, a number of members of his inside circle are calling for an investigation into his demise, pointing to potential foul play. An Atlanta-based district lawyer is reportedly trying into it.

James Brown died on Christmas day in 2006

Brown’s demise shocked the world. He had been wholesome and performing shortly earlier than his demise, and even hospital employees who labored with him the evening he was admitted had been shocked to study that he handed away. In reality, Brown reportedly hadn’t recognized something was fallacious till he walked right into a dental workplace. His dentist reportedly refused to carry out a deliberate process as a result of he believed Brown seemed weak and drained. He reportedly suggested him to hunt medical care.

ames Brown on the Pyramid Stage during the third and final day of the Glastonbury Festival 2004 at Worthy Farm, Pilton
James Brown | Matt Cardy/Getty Images

According to Biography,
Brown was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 23, 2006. He was affected by
congestive coronary heart failure and had traces of cocaine in his system. He was additionally
coping with the consequences of pneumonia. The points weren’t of nice concern,
and drugs rapidly improved his important indicators. On Christmas eve, Brown was
visited by a number of pals, together with his supervisor and assistant. When they
stepped out, a nurse reported one other customer entered Brown’s room. After the unnamed
man’s go to, Brown’s important indicators declined quickly. The stranger has by no means been
recognized.

Brown’s household squabbled over the place he could be laid to relaxation

Brown died on Christmas Day 2006, after being admitted to a hospital. According to official information, he died of coronary heart failure. Shortly after his demise, Brown was laid in repose on the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. The theater was a particular place for Brown and lots of others who got here after him.

A horse-drawn carriage carrying the casket of James BrownA horse-drawn carriage carrying the casket of James Brown
A horse-drawn carriage carrying the casket of James Brown | Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images

After his casket was faraway from the theater, it didn’t go
to a ultimate resting place. Several of Brown’s youngsters and his spouse, Tomi Rae
Brown, argued over the place he could be laid to relaxation. According to Reuters,
it took almost 2 months for everybody to agree on a ultimate burial website. The famed
soul singer’s property is a completely totally different matter. As of 2018, the property
had but to be settled, and never a single penny of his reported $100
million fortune
had been distributed. Several paternity instances have additionally
cropped up within the years since Brown’s 2006 demise.

One factor that Brown’s widow and his youngsters can agree upon
is that his demise was suspicious. A
CNN investigation
has known as into query precisely how the Godfather of
Soul died, and whether or not or not foul play was concerned. Many imagine that solely
forensic proof can really reply the query. Now an Atlanta district
lawyer is keen to think about a probe into the mysterious demise.

An Atlanta DA is launching a probe into the Godfather of Soul’s
reason for demise

While CNN revealed an investigative sequence again in 2019
concerning the mysterious demise of Brown, a district lawyer in Atlanta is simply now
getting round to trying into the scenario. The sudden curiosity reportedly
comes after a lady, by the identify of Jacque Hollander, handed over a bin of
reported proof that will show that foul play was concerned in Brown’s demise,
in accordance with Monsters
& Critics
.

James Brown performs on stage at the Olympic Torch Concert held in The Mall on June 26, 2004 in LondonJames Brown performs on stage at the Olympic Torch Concert held in The Mall on June 26, 2004 in London
James Brown performing | Getty Images/employees

Hollander, as soon as an in depth confidante of Brown and a member of his entourage, accused the singer of rape in 1988. Brown was by no means charged for the crime, which Hollander insists occurred in a secluded part of South Carolina at gunpoint. Hollander can also be thought-about the keeper of memorabilia. She reportedly has storage lockers stuffed with coveted mementos that his household is determined to get their fingers on. It is unknown what proof was dropped off, or what shall be finished with it, however the Fulton County DA may announce an investigation within the coming days if the workplace finds any of the proof has advantage.  

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