How did James Brown Die?

How did James Brown Die?

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  1. James Joseph Brown was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, bandleader, and musician. He was a music and dance icon of the 20th century, famous by many nicknames such as “Godfather of Soul”, “Mr. Dynamite” and “ Soul Brother No.1” His fifty-year career changed the world of music, with many music genres originating from there.

    Brown was born on 3rd May 1993 in Elko, South Carolina. He spent his childhood in extreme poverty and struggled to stay in school until the sixth grade. He began singing in talent shows and performed buck dances for convoys at the beginning of World War II. At age 16 he was convicted for robbery and sent to juvie where he formed a gospel quartet with his fellow inmates.

    His talent was recognized from there and he earned an early release through a work sponsorship. He was paroled in June 1952 and joined a gospel group shortly after.

    His fame grew when he joined The Famous Flames, an R&B band, and gained a reputation as a live performer. During the late 1960s, Brown embraced his part of African-American heritage and adopted a more “Africanized” way of music. This later paved the way for the development of funk music. He continued to perform tirelessly until he died in 2006.

    In December 2006, Brown made a scheduled visit to his dentist. The dentist noticed his weak condition and advised him to see a doctor. He immediately went to the Emory Crawford Long Memorial Hospital where he was kept under observation. According to Bobbit, his close friend, and manager, Brown had been dealing with a bad cough since a month ago. However, it was uncommon for him to cancel performances while ill. While the singer hoped to recover till New Year’s Eve his condition worsened and he died of congestive heart failure as a complication of pneumonia on Christmas day.

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