According to one of his allegedly illegitimate offspring, the body of the late and much lamented 'Godfather Of Soul' James Brown, has gone missing in what has been described as a bid by organized crime bosses to get their hands on the star's money.
Brown's body was placed in a temporary resting place following his funeral in 2006 until such time as a large and elaborate mausoleum can be constructed so as to allow fans to pay their respects. So far, the large and elaborate mausoleum has not materialised, and the star's remains appear to have disappeared.
The illegitimate child who claims to be Brown's daughter via Brown's one off 'connection' with a South Carolina cocktail waitress told us from her padded cell in the Moorview Institute in Illinois:
"It's all a big conspiracy by the mafia and the Church to get their hands on Daddy's money. They just wanna take what's rightfully mine."
We spoke to the Reverend Charles Truelove, a family friend, and he told us:
"Of course James Brown's body ain't gone missin'. That's just crazy talk. He dead! What he do? Git up and go for a stroll? Missin' my ass!"
Whatever the truth, the late James Brown, self-styled Godfather of Soul does not 'feel good' right now.
More as we get it.