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James Brown Did Not Continue His World Tour

3/12/2010 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There are reports that James Brown's body is missing from his crypt -- as in, stolen -- but TMZ has learned the Godfather of Soul never left the building.

James Brown
The morbid dispute arose when one of Brown's illegitimate daughters, LaRhonda Pettit, told a UK newspaper that the singer's body was mysteriously moved from the temporary crypt in South Carolina in an attempt to keep her from having another autopsy performed on the body.

Brown died in 2006 -- and Pettit had suggested foul play.

But a lawyer who represents 5 of Brown's children tells TMZ James is right where he should be -- in his crypt -- still dressed to the nines in one of his famously awesome "farewell" outfits.

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Diana    

Michael Jackson is ALIVE.

HOAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

www.michaeljacksonhoaxdeath.net

1624 days ago
17.

Flannigan    

HAS ANYONE LOOKED UNDER THE CAPE?

1624 days ago
18.

sara    

has he been restored like this????????????????????????????????????????????????????? WTF what ever happened to burying the dead.

1624 days ago
19.

!    

That is wacko jacko.

1624 days ago
20.

Echo    

Im confused.
1. What is it with the two different outfits?
2. What is the point of this story? ...Someone thought the body was moved, but it wasn't? So in other words there is no point to this story?

1624 days ago
21.

!    

Is that the same gold coffin that they used for Jackson?
In the second picture he looks more like Jackson.

1624 days ago
22.

Chuck O'Connor    

As long as they took to bury him,if somebody did steal his body it would bring a whole new meaning to the word "funk"!! Peuweeee!

1624 days ago
23.

NeverMind    

That is what I call a consummate performer! He kept changing his outfits even after his death...

1624 days ago
24.

cp    

I'm confused too. When were those taken? One recently? Not to be gross, but how has he not deteriorated? Why two different colored linings in the coffin? Please explain.

1624 days ago
25.

AJ Rowe    

AGH I was about to try to take a nap. Thanks for the nightmare waiting to happen TMZ. How morbid can one website get? This has been MAYBE my second response on here and it will be my last because some things are sacred. This could have been covered without the photos.

1624 days ago
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CORY HARRIS    

I'm wonder why is the hell the media take photos of james brown dead and Micheal Jackson dying dam TMZ you are so dam low life ass people. The lack of dam respect is crazy and I'm truly starting to think TMZ is truly some racist bastards

1624 days ago
27.

Lindsey    

One picture is from the first viewing they had for him in Georgia in 2006, and the other picture is from a second viewing they had in NYC. I understand the photo of someone in a coffin is not pleasant, but anyone who thinks these are recent photos that TMZ posted is a moron.

1624 days ago
28.

hmmm    

whaaaaa? he has two different outfits on. errr...

1624 days ago
29.

pattie    

Seriously, why are there two different outfits and coffin linings?? EXPLAIN. This must be a really slow gossip day.......

1624 days ago
30.

criss    

Please, how about a NSFW warning or something? I'm a big boy, but that doesn't mean I want to see everything.

1624 days ago
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