When The Godfather of Soul died on Christmas morning, he left behind many adoring fans, but none more devoted than his partner, and alleged wife Tomi Rae Hynie, and their 5-year-old son James Jr. However, Tomi and James Jr. were forgotten in James’ plans for his demise and the singer left the two of them out of his will and without inheritance, according to his attorney Strom Thurmond Jr.
Thurmond says James’ other 6 children were included in the will, which was read last Thursday.
Tomi and James Jr. were locked out of the family’s residence, which is said to be under the ownership of "the trust," shortly after James’ death and Tomi plans to pursue legal action to ensure that her son is taken care of following his father’s death.
"She was locked out of the house so she doesn’t know where the will that’s being probated was found," Tomi’s attorney Thornton Morris said. "She has no knowledge to when this particular will was executed."
Source: USA TODAY
This is just so sad for this little boy all around!