The doctor who signed his death certificate has doubts… and he isn’t the only one.
James Brown, the indelible “Godfather of Soul” passed away on Christmas Day in 2006, reportedly from congestive heart failure and fluid in his lungs. However, allegedly dozens of people, close to the crooner— including his widow, manager and son-in-law— want “an autopsy, a criminal investigation, or both.”
The month of his death, he was scheduled to kick off a new tour and record a duet with the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. Unfortunately, his health declined and had “ailments including prostate cancer and diabetes.”
He was given “oxygen, IV diuretics, and ACE inhibitors to relax his blood vessels and he improved fast,” Crawford stated. The next day, White had a conversation with Brown’s accountant, David Cannon for a sizable amount of money and then, ensured Brown would be looked after by his manager, Charles Bobbit.
A nurse, whose name is a mystery, pointed out an odd residue in his endotracheal tube and noticed a male stranger visiting Brown who wasn’t apart of his typical entourage.The nurse also drew the vial of blood that White has been holding onto for twelve years. Talks within Brown’s camp, after his death, became secretive and many remained hush about their theories.
CNN’s extensive, three-part series on James Brown is utterly surprising to say the least. Part three is the lengthy, 15-question report on the mystery and odd nature about his death. Maybe now his family can get the answers to those lingering doubts.