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Published on May 26th, 2015 | by Heather Wortes

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B.B. King’s daughters allege blues musician was poisoned

Two daughters of blues legend B.B. King are claiming that he was poisoned by business manager LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson.

The allegations were made by daughters Karen Williams and Patty King in affidavits provided by their lawyer to the Associated Press.

“I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances,” Williams and King said in identically worded sections of the affidavits. “I believe my father was murdered.”

Williams and King also allege that family members were prevented from visiting their father prior to his death.

The lawyer for King’s estate says the claims are ridiculous.

“I hope they have a factual basis that they can demonstrate for their defamatory and libellous allegations,” lawyer Brent Bryson said in a statement to the Associated Press.

Bryson says that King was appropriately cared for by medical professionals up until his death on May 14 in Las Vegas.

An autopsy of B.B. King’s body was carried out on Sunday by the Clark County, Nevada coroner’s office. The coroner’s office said on Twitter that it would be a minimum of six to eight weeks before results of the autopsy are finalised.

The Las Vegas Police department said that a potential homicide investigation into the death of the blues legend will depend on autopsy findings.

Image credit: The Telegraph


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Heather Wortes

Heather Wortes is a fifth year Media and Law student. She loves writing, cooking and travel and has no filter when uploading bad photos of her friends to Facebook.



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