James Brown is dead.
The Godfather of Soul, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.
He was in Atlanta for a dental appointment when he fell ill, and admitted into the Emory Crawford Long Hospital with pneumonia. Shortly before he died, he uttered, "I'm going away tonight," he took three short breaths, closed his eyes and died.
He died of congestive heart failure around 1:45am,
on Christmas Morning, 2006.
He was 73 years old.
His casket left a Georgia funeral parlor
Wednesday, for an all-night drive to New York. It arrived at Sharpton's Harlem
headquarters just before noon Thursday, and was quickly transferred to the
carriage for a 20-block procession to the theater.
Findadeath friend Barry mentions, "Al Sharpton accompanied the body from Georgia, and walked behind the carriage Thursday. He stood at Brown's side for hours during the viewing".
His will is a mess. He didn't list his last wife or child, his widow named in the will is the one that died back in 96 in a botched cosmetic surgery thingy.
Michael Jackson made an appearance - follow this link to an article with pictures (appropriately written by Doug Gross (thanks Gwen!).
As of this date, January 18, 2007 - James Brown remains unburied, in his gold casket, in one of his many fine suits. He is in a temperature controlled room, until a decision can be made regarding where he will be buried.
Findadeath friend Kc sent this link with oodles of funeral pictures and his Death Certificate. Thanks Kc, you're the best!
These photographs sent in by Findadeath friends Brandon, and Doug in Dearborn. Thanks guys!