James Brown

Solo artist

Died: 2006-12-25
Age: 73
Cause: Heart Attack

The legendary R&B singer and songwriter, with hits like 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag', 'I Got You (I Feel Good)', 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine', 'Living in America', and many, many others, died of a heart attack as a result of pneumonia. James Brown was born on May 3, 1933, in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA. James Brown's grooves were sampled by rappers and hip-hop artists all over the world and he was known as the Godfather of Soul. Since the 80's he's also had some troubles with the law and also spend some time in prison. Brown's last words to his personal manager, Charles Bobbit, was 'I'm going away tonight'. Then he took three long, quiet breaths, and closed his eyes.

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