Famous Last Words
James Brown Jr.
Atlanta, Georgia
December 25, 2006

“I’m going away tonight.”

Brown, known as the “Godfather of Soul,” looked ill during a dental visit on December 23, and was advised by his dentist to seek medical attention. He visited a hospital the next day, was kept under observation, and passed away December 25 at 1:45 am at the age of 73 from congestive heart failure resulting from complications of pneumonia.

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