James Brown funeral takes place

Follow Godfather Of Soul’s last goodbye on NME.COM's blog

James Brown’s public funeral in Augusta, Georgia has taken place (December 30).

The Godfather Of Soul died unexpectedly on Christmas Day (December 25) due to heart failure caused by severe pneumonia.

The singer’s body was then taken to the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York on Thursday (December 28) to lie in state so fans could pay their respects.

Following a friends and family service earlier, Brown’s public funeral has now taken place at the 8,500 capacity stadium in the star’s home town which was named after him earlier this year.

NME.COM has been providing live coverage through the ceremony via a special blog.

Not only have we brought you the latest coverage from the singer’s farewell in the US, but we are also giving you the opportunity to share your feelings, memories and pictures with fans across the world.

Access NME.COM James Brown Blog now.