Thousands Attend Public Viewing for Chuck Brown

5/29/2012, 8:44 p.m.

Thousands of fans poured into the historic Howard Theatre in Northwest D.C. Tuesday, where they paid their respects to legendary Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown.

The 75-year-old music icon, who grew up in the District and whose music was known world-wide, died May 16 at a Baltimore hospital after suffering pneumonia.

A funeral service will be held beginning at 12 noon on Thursday, May 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest.