His death certificate blamed a heart attack and fluid in the lungs. It cited 13 people who wanted either an autopsy or a criminal investigation. It was Hollander who met with the district attorney on Wednesday. And he agreed to let a CNN reporter and a camera crew into the conference room during the interview. Howard brought two other prosecutors into the meeting, but he conducted the interview himself. He took notes on a white legal pad as Hollander told her story. She gave a list of other possible witnesses, handed over a stack of printed text messages, and explained how she came into possession of a green plastic storage bin that she said was filled with evidence. Howard accepted the bin and its contents. After Howard finished the interview, Hollander had a private meeting with an assistant district attorney who took inventory of the items Hollander brought in. She walked out of the Fulton County courthouse holding a property receipt.
Many people believe Brown was murdered
Two days previously, the superstar had arrived several hours late for a dental appointment, scheduled for routine implant work. Hynie disputed his last will and testament, which she and her son Joseph Brown II were excluded from, on the grounds it was written before she and Brown had married in secret in A judge eventually ruled she was indeed his widow.
The Godfather Of Soul
He suspected that Brown died of an overdose, accidental or otherwise. This is the stuff of a TV series in the not-too-distant future: CNN sifts through an extensive web of lies and conspiracy theories, stories of shadowy figures and estate battles, all connected in some way to one of the most famous soul singers of all time. Many of those who knew Brown best have died, or died while CNN was investigating, making the investigative work that much more challenging. Her stories seemed fanciful at first, but CNN discovered that many people, including a District Attorney in Gwinnett County, Georgia, thought Hollander was a reliable witness in general. By then, she was a member of his inner circle, sang onstage with him and helped him raise money for charity causes; they had met when he agreed to record a song celebrating the Atlanta Falcons in
A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century music and dance, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames "Godfather of Soul","Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. Brown began his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. During the late s, Brown moved from a continuum of blues and gospel -based forms and styles to a profoundly " Africanized " approach to music-making, emphasizing stripped-down and interlocking rhythms, that influenced the development of funk music. Brown continued to perform and record until his death from pneumonia in Brown recorded 17 singles that reached No. He also received honors from many other institutions, including inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. They later moved into a house shared with another aunt.