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James Brown's daughter dies at 53

R.I.P: Venisha Brown (Photo credit: Yamma Brown Instagram

THE DAUGHTER of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown has died at 53.

Venisha Brown died Wednesday at Augusta University Health Medical Centre in Augusta due to complications from pneumonia, according to a news release from the James Brown Family Foundation.

Venisha, whose mother was singer Yvonne Fair, was remembered by her half-sister Yamma Brown in an Instagram post with a shot of the pair posed at a hockey rink.

'My beautiful big sis Venisha has received her angels heart is broken but I am comforted by the peace you now have!!!' Yamma wrote. 'I love you sis.'

The foundation said Brown's family thanked everyone for their 'prayers and telephone calls,' but asked for privacy.

Funeral arrangements are pending, and the family have asked in lieu of flowers,for donations to the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils, a musical, instrumental, initiative year-round educational hub designed for the youth to discover their musical ability.

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