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.
For Immediate Release:
Sept 20, 2018
Daughter of The Late Godfather of Soul James Brown Dies!
ATLANTA, GA – Venisha Brown, who is one of the daughters of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown and the late Yvonne Fair (formerly of The Chantels) has died. https://t.co/FXSTfCB21E pic.twitter.com/nG5cWMz3b7
— James Brown Family (@JamesBrownFF) September 20, 2018
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.