Wednesday, December 27, 2006

R.I.P. James Brown

James Brown, the self-proclaimed "hardest working man in show business," died of congestive heart failure on Monday, aged 73.

"The 73-year-old pompadoured dynamo, whose classic singles include "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)," died of heart failure less than two days after he had been hospitalized with pneumonia and only three days after leading his annual holiday toy giveaway in Augusta.

"I ain't got the same energy," Brown had told the New York Post a week earlier as he discussed his planned concert tour, "but I'm sharper."

Here was a man that loved what he did, and did it until the end. Respect.


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