Venisha Brown, the daughter of legendary soul singer James Brown, died on Wednesday on the age of 53.
She died at AU Well being Medical Middle in Augusta, Ga., as a result of issues from pneumonia, the James Brown Basis introduced Thursday.
Venisha, a songwriter and musician, was lively within the James Brown Household Basis and is remembered as “one who absolutely embodied the dance strikes of her father.”
Her father, who’s thought of the Godfather of Soul, died on Christmas Day 2006. Her mom, Yvonne Honest, was additionally a singer who died in 1994 on the age of 51.
The basis stated Venisha’s household thanks everybody for his or her “prayers and phone calls,” however requested for privateness.
Her half-sister, Yamma Brown, paid tribute to Venisha on Instagram.
“My stunning massive sis Venisha has acquired her angel wings…my coronary heart is damaged however I’m comforted by the peace you now have!!! I like you sis,” she wrote. She additionally shared a photograph of her and her late half-sister.
Funeral preparations are pending however in lieu of flowers, the household asks for donations to the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils, a musical, instrumental, initiative year-round academic hub designed for the youth to find their musical potential.
The Related Press contributed to this report.