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James Brown burial OKd

February 21, 2007|From the Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The six adult children of singer James Brown have agreed with his partner, Tomi Rae Hynie, on where the entertainer will be buried, an attorney for the woman said Tuesday.

Hynie's attorney, Robert Rosen, said the resting place was being kept confidential at the request of Brown's children. Rosen said the burial could take place in the "next few days."

Brown died Christmas Day at age 73. His body is being kept in a confidential location, said Charles Reid, manager of the C.A. Reid Funeral Home in Augusta, Ga., which handled Brown's funeral.

Meanwhile, in a ruling made public Tuesday, a South Carolina judge said the trustees accused of mismanaging Brown's estate would keep handling his property and trust, but a special administrator would oversee their work.

The singer's six adult children had sought to remove three trustees who are handling the late singer's estate. They claim it has been mismanaged.

The children and Hynie had both asked the court to appoint a special administrator to oversee the trust.

Such an administrator "will protect the estate by permitting all claims to be pursued and investigated with the required due diligence, and will assist this court in assessing the proper administration of the estate," Judge Doyet Early said.

The trust is said to contain most of Brown's primary assets, including the late singer's music rights and his 60-acre Beech Island home, and is separate from Brown's will filed last week.

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