James Brown's former publicist has hired a top private eye to investigate the soul legend's death - because she thinks he was murdered.
Jacque Hollander has never accepted that the Godfather of Soul suffered a heart attack and died on Christmas Day (25Dec) 2006 and she wants answers.
Hollander tells U.S. tabloid the Globe, "James Brown did not die of a heart attack," and she tells the publication that she has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats for going public with her murder claims.
She is taking the threats seriously after Brown's son-in-law Darren Lumar was killed following his appearance on a local Georgia TV show, where he offered up his thoughts about Brown's death.
He said, "There's not a bone in my body that believes my father-in-law died from congestive heart failure."
Hollander is convinced Lumar was murdered because he knew too much: "He was going to tell the truth about what was done to James Brown. Now I am living in fear of my life because I'm the one who can bring forth the truth."
And private investigator Tina Church insists the publicist is onto something: "There's something fishy here... The evidence speaks for itself."