Undercover - James Brown Funeral This Saturday
The funeral service for the Godfather of Soul James Brown will take place in Augusta, Georgia this Saturday (December 30, 2006).
At a press conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, the Rev. Al Sharpton announced that he would be conducting the service for Brown at the James Brown Arena in Augusta.
The body of Brown was flown to New York where it was placed in state at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. There will be another viewing on Saturday prior to the funeral service.
73 year old Brown died of heart failure following a bout of pneumonia in the early hours of Christmas Day.
The singer was hospitalized just a few days earlier and talked about how he was going to be well enough to perform his New Year's Eve show at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York. The show was to be the start of his 2007 U.S. tour.