According to two of B.B. King's daughters, the legend of blues was poisoned by his closest aides. However, preliminary results from the autopsy failed to provide evidence for this claim. Full autopsy results are expected to arrive in six to eight weeks. Patty King and Karen Williams presented the claim in two separate, but almost identical affidavits. "I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances to induce his premature death. I believe my father was murdered," they wrote.
King’s daughters also identified people they claim are to blame for his death, namely Myron Johnson, his PA, and LaVerne Toney, his manager. Torney’s attorney Eric Brent Bryson said the daughters were after money. He characterized the charges as “absolutely ridiculous.”
B.B. King passed away in his home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old. King’s doctor said the cause of death was multi-infarct dementia. He explained that this condition resulted from a number of small strokes. King’s daughters, however, claim that a diabetic shock was induced by medication administered by above-mentioned associates.
King and Williams claim that although Toney and Johnson are not medically licensed, they were seen administering drugs to King. Medications were later hidden away. They also allege that King was isolated “from all family members” the week before he died.
Las Vegas Police said that a probe into King’s death would only take place if full autopsy results show that he didn’t die from natural causes.
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