American President George W. Bush and Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger have led tributes to the late soul legend James Brown. Brown died in an Atlanta hospital, in Georgia, on Christmas Day from heart failure after being admitted with pneumonia. He was 73. News of his passing was met with shock across the world. Bush described the self-styled 'Godfather of Soul' as an "American original", adding: "His fans came from all walks of life and backgrounds. James Brown's family and friends are in our thoughts this Christmas."Jagger, who was a huge fan of the legendary singer, insisted his death was a"huge loss" to music. As well as receiving tributes from his more famous admirers, many fans paid tribute to Brown by placing candles on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame or laying flowers at his statue in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia. A public funeral for Brown was held this Saturday.