For once in my life, I find myself in agreement with the Reverend Al Sharpton:
“It would almost be unthinkable for a man who lived such a sensational life to go away quietly,” Sharpton said in an interview from Georgia, where he was making funeral arrangements with Brown’s children.
Sharpton said Brown always knew his place in history.
“He used to tell me, `There are two American originals, Elvis and me,’” Sharpton said. “‘Elvis is gone, and I’ve got to carry on.’”