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James Brown's burial place agreed
Tomi Rae Hynie
Brown's partner Tomi Rae Hynie is 'satisfied with that agreement'
The children and partner of late soul legend James Brown have agreed on where his body should be buried, almost two months after his death.

Lawyer Robert Rosen said the location of the burial would be "confidential".

Mr Rosen, who represents the star's partner Tomi Rae Hynie, said the burial may take place in the "next few days".

Ms Hynie said Brown wanted to be laid to rest on his South Carolina estate. But there is currently a legal dispute over control of the property.

Mr Rosen said: "The children and the wife, my client Tomi Rae Brown, have come to an agreement and they have decided that he will be buried in a decent place but it's going to be kept confidential.

"Assuming a court order is signed he could be buried in the next few days."

Ms Hynie was "satisfied with that agreement", he added.

Tomi Rae Hynie with James Brown in November 2006
Brown's children say Ms Hynie was not really married to the star
Ms Hynie has been embroiled in a feud with Brown's six adult children, who claim she was never married to their father.

They say she was already married when she exchanged vows with the soul star in 2001, making their marriage void.

Her previous marriage was later annulled but she and Brown never held another ceremony, they say.

Ms Hynie recently launched a legal challenge for half of Brown's estate and access to their South Carolina home.

She has since been allowed to go in and collect items belonging to her.

Despite the dispute, Brown's family and Ms Hynie have united in an attempt to remove three trustees who are handling the estate, which they claim has been mismanaged.

A South Carolina judge recently ruled that the trustees would now be supervised by a special administrator.




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