James Brown – Do the “Camel Walk” … Not the Zombie

14 Mar

Apparently there has been an internet rumor circulating at the speed of light around the Internet that James Brown’s body is missing from the crypt where he was buried on his Daughter’s property. Like a lot of rumors on the WWW, this one got around the world 43 times – before anyone got around to checking the facts.

James Cuts A Move in the "Hood"

Funeral director lays James Brown rumor to rest

A “Super Bad” Internet rumor is playing “I Got You” with the British tabloids, which claimed yesterday that the corpse of soul superstar James Brown was stolen, but South Carolina cops and a funeral director say the papers are “Talking Loud and Saying Nothing.”

“I have not heard that,” said the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over the area where Brown was laid to rest. “I would expect we would have knowledge of such a thing.”

Charles Reid of C.A. Reid Funeral Home, who managed the 2006 burial of the Godfather of Soul in a mausoleum at his daughter’s home, said the rumor is false.

James Brown’s daughter LaRhonda Pettit reportedly said his body was missing on the eve of an autopsy meant to prove he was poisoned. The story got picked up and traveled around the world before it landed back in South Carolina, where Reid laid it to rest.


Posted by on March 14, 2010 in Music, From Way Back When to Now, Nawwwwww!


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2 responses to “James Brown – Do the “Camel Walk” … Not the Zombie

  1. brotherbrown

    March 16, 2010 at 6:25 AM


    • btx3

      March 16, 2010 at 9:16 AM

      Dayam! Al Sharpton as a teenager? That is an amazing clip. Thank You!



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