Was James Brown Murdered?
Fourteen years after his death, an Atlanta prosecutor is on the case.
A prosecutor in Atlanta might open a formal investigation into singer James Brown’s death after meeting with someone who claims to have evidence that he was, in fact, murdered.
This woman, Jacque Hollander, contacted Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard’s office to request a meeting, and apparently brought a bin of materials related to Brown’s death once the meeting was granted (according to CNN). Howard will review the materials and decide whether an investigation is necessary. Hollander has been trying to secure the contact since last year, but previously hadn’t heard back.
Brown was seventy-three when he died on Christmas Day 2006, two days after being hospitalized for pneumonia. Although his death certificate cited a heart attack and fluid in the lungs as the cause of passing, the doctor who signed that certificate said in a 2017 interview with CNN that Brown’s death seemed suspicious, and could’ve possibly been caused by a toxic substance.
One year ago, CNN released an investigative series surrounding Brown’s death, recognizing thirteen people who wanted an autopsy or criminal investigation conducted, including Brown’s manager, his son, his last wife, and more.