Soul legend James Brown passed away this morning according to BBC News. His music is absolutely fantastic and he has been an inspiration to millions. Although life didn't start well - he joined a gospel group after his release from jail having served time for trying to steal a car, but his career led to a repertoire of 800 songs! Interestingly he only had one top ten single in the UK.
Just two days ago he had his annual toy giveaway in Augusta, Georgia, giving hundreds of children a present this Christmas, and thinking of those less fortunate than himself.