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Godfather Of Soul To Be Laid To Rest

Godfather Of Soul To Be Laid To Rest

The body of James Brown has now been moved to a tomb at the South Carolina home of one of his daughters, from the previous location on his own estate.

Brown’s body had been moved prior to a private ceremony on Saturday (March 10th) led by his partner Tomi Rae Hynie and their son James Joseph Brown II and attended by family and close friends.

Reverend Al Sharpton who presided over the ceremony told BBC news that Rae Hynie wanted the ceremony to go ahead despite the on-going legal disputes concerning his estate. Her reasoning being given as wanting the best for Brown's children. She said she wanted "their father entombed with dignity."

Rae Hynie is suing for half of Brown’s estate against his adult children.

The legendary singer died on Christmas day from congestive heart failure resulting from complications due to pneumonia.

James Brown's body will remain in an undisclosed location until an expected public mausoleum is built.


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