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Atlanta District Attorney Considering Opening Murder Probe Into James Brown's 2006 Death

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Fulton County (Ga.) District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. "Got the Feelin'" that James Brown's death was "Super Bad." CNN reports that the Atlanta prosecutor plans to assign investigators to look into whether the Godfather of Soul was actually murdered when he died on Christmas Day 2006 of heart failure at the age of 73. The move comes after Howard met with a woman on Wednesday who gave him "a green plastic storage bin that she said was filled with evidence" and "a stack of printed text messages" allegedly related to Brown's death. In 2017, the doctor who signed Brown's death certificate said about Brown's sudden passing, "He changed too fast. He was a patient I would never have predicted would have coded...But he died that night, and I did raise that question: What went wrong in that room?"