Tomi Rae’s eyes welled up as she recalled the episode: ‘They couldn’t do the normal DNA test because of all the embalming fluid in his body.So they had to cut off his legs to get to his bone marrow. My husband, the greatest dancer in the world, had his legs hacked off in death.’But the macabre farce continued.That’s where he wanted a proper mausoleum.‘But when James died, I was in California.
Born and brought up in Belfast, Best began his club career in England with Manchester United, with the scout who had spotted his talent at the age of 15 sending a telegram to manager Matt Busby which read: "I think I've found you a genius." Best unexpectedly quit United in 1974 at age 27, but returned to football for a number of clubs around the world in short spells, until retiring in 1984, age 37.
These issues affected him on and off the field, at times causing controversy.
Best was married twice, to two former models, Angie Best and then Alex Best.
His subsequent starring roles included the sitcoms Holding the Fort and Sink or Swim, the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Dr.
Stephen Daker in A Very Peculiar Practice and Albert Campion in Campion.