Florence Ballard
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[2008] Queen of the Supremes before Diana Ross, she died at 32. So was Florence Ballard murdered?   More than 32 years later, her sister, Maxine, now 65, firmly believes Florence did not die of natural causes and that she intends to have Florence's body exhumed in order to prove her case. "We were told that my sister had died of coronary artery thrombosis, but she didn't have a history of heart disease," she said this week.  "There was no trace of alcohol or barbiturates in her system, but there was this brown cereal-type substance which was never identified. "I believe she was killed because someone wanted to silence her."  But who? Maxine admits that she has privately confronted the man she suspects of being responsible for her sister's death.