James Brown's Publicist Claims the Late Soul Singer Was Murdered
James Brown's publicist Jacque Hollander has hired a private detective to investigate the circumstances of the late soul great's death, which she suspects was a product of foul play. Hollander also claims she has been forced into hiding because of death threats she has received after publicly announcing she had hired a private eye.
According to public record, Brown suffered a fatal heart attack on Christmas Day in 2006. However, this is a scenario Hollander will not accept; she told the Globe, "James Brown did not die of a heart attack," stating her opinion in no uncertain terms.
Hollander is also convinced that Brown's son-in-law Darren Lumar was killed for knowing too much. Lumar was murdered in November 2008 after appearing on a local Georgia TV show where he claimed, "There's not a bone in my body that believes my father-in-law died from congestive heart failure."
"He was going to tell the truth about what was done to James Brown," Hollander opined. "Now I am living in fear of my life because I'm the one who can bring forth the truth."
The private investigator she hired seems to agree: "There's something fishy here," she concluded. "The evidence speaks for itself."
This isn't the first weird bit of controversy surrounding the death of "Mr. Dynamite." Last year Brown's daughter LaRhonda Pettit claimed that his body had been taken from its crypt in order to prevent an autopsy saying, "I'm convinced his death was suspicious and I want those responsible brought to justice."
There was also the instance in which a 70-year-old man shot his friend in an argument over the height of the