An Atlanta prosecutor could open an investigation into James Brown’s death after meeting a woman who claims the artist was killed in 2006.
According to US media, in support of his claims, Jacque Hollander – who said one year ago that he was raped by James Brown in 1988 – provided information to prosecutor Paul Howard Jr. on Wednesday.
The prosecutor’s spokesman said Howard would look into the information to determine if a formal investigation into Brown’s death is warranted.
He stressed that “there is no case” at present and did not provide further details. “There is no official death investigation at this time.”
James Brown died on December 25, 2006, at the age of 73. The official cause of death was congestive heart failure, following complications from pneumonia.
More than ten people want his death to be investigated. In a material published by CNN last year, many of those who knew the American singer and songwriter said they wanted a criminal investigation into his death and that the earth remains to be dug up for analysis.
One of the approximately 140 people interviewed by CNN was Marvin Crawford, the doctor who treated Brown at the Atlanta hospital and the one who signed the death certificate. Crawford said that he now doubts that Brown died of natural causes. He thinks it was an overdose, accidental or not.
Brown’s health “has changed too quickly,” he told CNN. The doctor did not predict that Brown would die, but on the night of December 25, the death was confirmed. “I asked myself: what was wrong in that room?”
James Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was a singer, songwriter, and music producer. A pioneer of funk music, he was one of the prominent figures of 20th-century music and was nicknamed “The Soul of Soul Music”. He debuted in 1958. He released 63 studio albums, and among the tracks that occupied the top ranks of the music charts are “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, “I Got You (I Feel Good)”, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World “and” Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine “.