RIP to Soul Brother #1
James Brown passed away on Christmas Day. That is very sad. He was only 73 and I'd never seen him live even though I had the chance a couple of times. Never no more.
Wikipedia said this:
"Brown was admitted to the Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on December 24, 2006 after a dentist visit where he was found to have severe pneumonia. Brown died the next day on December 25, 2006, Christmas Day, at around 1:45 a.m. (06:45 UTC) aged 73.  The cause of death was heart failure, according to his agent.  James was quoted saying "I'm going away tonight" sometime before he passed away. He then took three long, quiet breaths, and closed his eyes. Brown's body rested on the stage of legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, the site of his debut. A private ceremony was held in Brown's hometown of Augusta, Georgia and another public ceremony was officiated by Rev. Al Sharpton, a day later at the James Brown Arena there."
The BBC brought together some amazing quotes from James Brown fans and friends.