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James Brown's Body Placed in South Carolina Crypt

James Brown's body was placed in a crypt March 10 at the Beech Island, South Carolina home of one of his daughters. The soul great's friends and family sang and released white balloons at the ceremony, presided over by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

It will not be the final resting place for "The Godfather Of Soul," who died December 25 at age 73. Family members said a public mausoleum is being built, and its location will be announced once it is finished.

Brown's children used their own money to erect the structure, as his estate has yet to be settled in court.