James Brown’s Daughter, Venisha Brown, Dies In Georgia

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Venisha Brown, daughter of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown, died in Georgia from “complications brought on by pneumonia,” the James Brown Foundation announced Thursday (Sept. 20).

Venisha passed away at AU Health Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. on Wednesday (Sept. 19) evening. She was 53.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils, a cause close to Venisha’s heart. The musical initiative is a “year-round educational hub” that helps young people discover and cultivate their musical talents.

Brown — who died in 2006 from congestive heart failure brought on by pneumonia — had at least nine children, including Venisha, his daughter with the late Yvonne Fair formerly of the ’50s girl group The Chantels.

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