See Why BROWN’S KIDS Fighting $100M Estate 10 YRS After His Christmas Death
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the death of the iconic James Brown, who passed away on Christmas day in 2006. Unfortunately for the ‘Godfather’s’ children, they have to deal with a double dose of anguish- his death anniversary and the ongoing drama surrounding Brown’s $100 million estate, which has yet to be settled. See details below..
FAMILY WINS IN COURT, BUT THINGS STILL AIN'T ALL GOOD
After Brown's family found out that he'd left just $2 million (of his $100 million estate) in scholarships for his seven grandchildren and another $2 million worth of his properties to be shared among his six children, they challenged Brown's will in a South Carolina court. According to DailyMail, in 2008 Attorney General Henry McMaster awarded some of the family members, including Brown's widow, Tomi Rae (pictured above with their son), money from Brown's will in 2008, even though James Brown left an audio recording along with his will, stating that whomever goes against his wishes 'will be disinherited.'