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Thread started 02/05/19 1:22pm

Astasheiks

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Do you think James Brown was Murdered?

What a strange read...

The doctor who signed Brown’s death certificate does not believe he died of natural causes. A friend says he has a vial of blood that could be evidence of murder. And the daughter keeping Brown’s crypt won’t say whether he’s in it. The Godfather of Soul has been dead for 12 years, but the questions have not been put to rest.

By Thomas Lake, CNN

I have spent almost two years digging through James Brown’s secret history. I have interviewed nearly 140 people. I’ve gone to the mountains of Oregon to read a dead woman’s notebook, and to a church near Atlanta to hear a tale about a vial of a dead man’s blood. There are many things I still don’t know. But I am certain of this: When it comes to the Godfather of Soul, you should always question the official story.

Officially, Brown died of a heart attack an... his lungs at age 73 in a hospital in Atlanta in the early hours of Christmas Day 2006. Officially, only his personal manager, Charles Bobbit, was with him at the end. Officially, Bobbit heard Brown complain from his bed that his chest was on fire and then saw Brown lie down and die. It was that simple. An old man lived hard and died suddenly. Nothing to see here.

But I have found reasons to question this narrative. So have others who knew Brown — at least 13 who have said they want an autopsy, a criminal investigation, or both.

These skeptics include Marvin Crawford, the doctor who signed Brown’s death certificate; Andre White, a friend who believes he was murdered; Darren Lumar, a son-in-law who claimed to know that Brown was murdered; Frank Copsidas, Brown’s manager; Daryl Brown, one of six heirs named in Brown’s will; Tomirae Brown, James Brown’s fourth wife; Fannie Brown Burford, a friend who calls herself the God Sister of Soul; Anne Weston, a former backup singer; Rita Udom, Brown’s former personal physician; Nick Ashton-Hart, who managed Brown’s international tours; and LaRhonda Pettit, a daughter who alleged that Brown’s crypt was empty.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/02/us/james-brown-death-questions/

[Edited 2/5/19 13:23pm]

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Reply #1 posted 02/05/19 8:21pm

LittleBLUECorv
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Murdered by who?
Wasn't he sick like 2 days before?
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Reply #2 posted 02/05/19 9:28pm

RODSERLING

I thought JB died in the hospital, saying to Bobbitt something like " I think this is the end my friend"??
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Reply #3 posted 02/06/19 10:56am

ISaidLifeIsJus
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I am just now starting to read.

It is difficult to remember all the players names.

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Reply #4 posted 02/06/19 2:40pm

mrwiggles

Damn I just posted this so sorry. After readng all 3 parts, it will be very dificult for me not to say SOMETHING in this milk ain't clean.

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Reply #5 posted 02/06/19 3:49pm

SoulAlive

wow!
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Reply #6 posted 02/06/19 6:30pm

Ethos

I think he was "murdered" by ill health.

👁️‍🗨️ Everybody want what they don't got.
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Reply #7 posted 02/06/19 7:44pm

mrwiggles

Ethos said:

I think he was "murdered" by ill health.

Yeah I used to think that too. Until I read parts 1-3 of this report. Its just overwhelming. I believe both he and his wife Arienne had some help going to the other side.

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Reply #8 posted 02/07/19 5:33am

purplethunder3
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mrwiggles said:

Ethos said:

I think he was "murdered" by ill health.

Yeah I used to think that too. Until I read parts 1-3 of this report. Its just overwhelming. I believe both he and his wife Arienne had some help going to the other side.

eek As if all the drama already surrounding his demise wasn't enough...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #9 posted 02/07/19 10:23am

RODSERLING

Question :who benefitted from JB s death? There was so much children to share the cake...There was also his last wife,who married him in 2001. JB discovered she was already married to another man, from whom she actually divorced in 2004.
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So when JB died, it wasn't t clear if she could pretend at her share of the JB estate. They had a child together, but she refused DNA test, and even JB had doubts it was his genetic child.
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JB s "wife" hadn t an agreement with JB's estate until July of 2018!
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And I M NOT sure JB left a lot of money when he died...There was absolutely zero buzz when he died, beside the then exiled MJ visiting him on his funerals. I thought at the time Too bad there wasn't Prince too!
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I expected a huge surge in sales for JB but it didn't happen, not even in the USA. In France nobody cared, it was 30 seconds in the news
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So I don't believe he was killed, he lived 20 more years + than Prince and MJ, that s a huge achievement, and they were all 3 the hardest working men in showbusiness!
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Reply #10 posted 02/07/19 10:34am

NorthC

There are so many famous people in the world that have rumours going around that they were murdered. In rock & roll, Brian Jones is one of them.
Going back in time... Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, Napoleon... There is always somebody who comes up with a murder theory...
Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
Bertrand Russell
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Reply #11 posted 02/08/19 2:07am

SoulAlive

mrwiggles said:

Ethos said:

I think he was "murdered" by ill health.

Yeah I used to think that too. Until I read parts 1-3 of this report. Its just overwhelming. I believe both he and his wife Arienne had some help going to the other side.

yeah,it really makes you wonder eek

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Reply #12 posted 02/08/19 1:10pm

mrwiggles

SoulAlive said:



mrwiggles said:




Ethos said:


I think he was "murdered" by ill health.




Yeah I used to think that too. Until I read parts 1-3 of this report. Its just overwhelming. I believe both he and his wife Arienne had some help going to the other side.





yeah,it really makes you wonder eek



Yeah man it’s way too much smoke to not have a fiyah burning somewhere.
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Reply #13 posted 02/08/19 2:26pm

CoolMF

I'm still reading the articles as all 3 of the parts are extremely long. The author seems to imply that GFOS had his own version of Elvis' "Memphis Mafia"...

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Reply #14 posted 02/08/19 9:27pm

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SoulAlive said:

mrwiggles said:

Yeah I used to think that too. Until I read parts 1-3 of this report. Its just overwhelming. I believe both he and his wife Arienne had some help going to the other side.

yeah,it really makes you wonder eek

hmmm

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Reply #15 posted 02/09/19 8:29am

mrwiggles

FACKUMS!!!!
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Reply #16 posted 02/09/19 1:14pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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mrwiggles said:

FACKUMS!!!!



falloff

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Reply #17 posted 02/09/19 1:41pm

mrwiggles

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



mrwiggles said:


FACKUMS!!!!



falloff



Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons

Hit it, FACKUMS!!!!!
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Reply #18 posted 02/09/19 8:42pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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mrwiggles said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



falloff

Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Hit it, FACKUMS!!!!!



Did you listen to the audio of him singing Fackums?

lol lol lol

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Reply #19 posted 02/10/19 12:14am

mrwiggles

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



mrwiggles said:


ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:




falloff



Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Hit it, FACKUMS!!!!!



Did you listen to the audio of him singing Fackums?


lol lol lol



I’m still listening to it. And I’m still ending up on the floor every time I play it.
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Reply #20 posted 02/11/19 9:42am

CoolMF

Finished reading it over the weekend. Extremely long read but worth the time. Now I'm wondering 2 things- 1.) where's James' body and 2.) what'll come to light when/if the blood is tested.

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Reply #21 posted 02/12/19 9:18pm

Goddess4Real

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CoolMF said:

Finished reading it over the weekend. Extremely long read but worth the time. Now I'm wondering 2 things- 1.) where's James' body and 2.) what'll come to light when/if the blood is tested.

This is so sad

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Reply #22 posted 02/12/19 9:24pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
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Goddess4Real said:

CoolMF said:

Finished reading it over the weekend. Extremely long read but worth the time. Now I'm wondering 2 things- 1.) where's James' body and 2.) what'll come to light when/if the blood is tested.

This is so sad



The problem with the blood is that it should have been tested way before now.

The journalist offered to have it tested.

Regardless, there was some weird things going down around James, including himself.

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Reply #23 posted 02/13/19 4:37pm

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mrwiggles said:

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:



Did you listen to the audio of him singing Fackums?

lol lol lol

I’m still listening to it. And I’m still ending up on the floor every time I play it.

lol On a side note, I'm still mad at James for not showing up for a surpise concert in the Florida Keys where I was living in the early 1980s... It was announced on local radio and I waited around until I heard he wasn't gonna show up... razz That would have been my one time to see him...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #24 posted 02/17/19 12:52am

PeteSilas

crazy shit, i don't know what to think, money makes people crazy, i know that.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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