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“The family thanks everyone for their prayers and telephone calls,” according to the release. “At this time, we ask that you respect the privacy of the family.”
Funeral arrangements are yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils (JAMP).
JAMP is a musical, instrumental, initiative year-round educational hub designed for the youth to discover their musical ability.