WRITES LOST SUPREME AUTHOR ABOUT HER STATEMENT ABOUT
Jackson Lee (D-Texas) of that state's 18th
District, who said on a recent Tom Joyner
Morning Show that Florence Ballard died of a drug overdose,
thanked Lost Supreme Author Peter Benjaminson for
sending her Flo's autopsy records, which showed that the
Congresswoman's statement was not accurate and Flo did not die
whose district includes Houston,Texas, also pledged that her
future comments will reflect the "clarifying information"
Benjaminson sent her.
to the records of the autopsy performed on Flo by Wayne
County (Detroit) Assistant Medical Examiner Dr. James
Mullaney, there were no drugs in Flo's system except a small
amount of Seniquan, an antidepressant. (See P. 168 of
The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence
Ballard, Lawrence Hill Books, 2008.)
web site, knowing that Congresswoman Jackson Lee would be
shocked if she knew her statement was in error, asked her to
correct the record with a new and accurate statement as soon
According to the Congresswoman's new statement, Flo was "a
woman I admired. She was a beautiful talent.
Thanks for the clarifying information and my comments will
truly reflect that [Congresswoman's