In the early 2000s, the music world suffered a major loss with the passing of James Brown at the age of 73.
Long held up as the “Godfather of Soul,” many were left devastated after news broke that Brown had unexpectedly passed away on Christmas Day in 2006, less than two days after he was admitted into an Atlanta hospital for pneumonia complications. At the time, Brown’s passing was reported to have been caused by a heart failure and fluid in his lungs. But nearly two months after the 13th anniversary of Brown’s passing, new information could possibly point to a different cause of death.
On Thursday (Feb. 13), CNN reported that a woman named Jacque Hollander contacted the office of Atlanta’s Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to request a meeting. According to the broadcast network, Howard and Hollander met at his office on Wednesday (Feb. 12) where she claimed that Brown’s death was caused by another person. Hollander reportedly presented the D.A. a bin filled with materials she claimed holds evidence related to the legendary crooner’s death.
The site adds that the D.A. 's office is currently reviewing the information that Hollander presented to determine whether or not an investigation will be opened.
Previously, CNN’s Thomas Lake rocked the world with a wide-ranging three-part exposé examining Brown's death in 2017, with eye-opening accounts from more than 140 people who were in Brown’s circle, including Hollander. Of those interviewed was the doctor who signed Brown’s death certificate: Dr. Marvin. Crawford. Crawford told Lake he had suspicions about the soul and funk legend’s death resulting from natural causes.
“He was a patient I would never have predicted would have coded,” he told CNN. “But he died that night, and I did raise that question: What went wrong in that room?”
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