B.B. King’s Family Says Late Bluesman Was Poisoned
Heirs to B.B. King's estate allege that the late blues guitar great was poisoned by aides of King's but the attorney for King's estate calls the claims "ridiculous" in a report to the AP. But Nevada officials have announced that they are opening a homicide investigation on the claims made by the family according to Rolling Stone.
Brent Bryson, an attorney for King's estate, denied all the claims made by two of King's daughters Karen Williams and Patty King who allege that personal assistant Myron Johnson and business manager Laverne Toney (who now sits as executor of King's estate) poisoned King which lead to his death on May 14th in recently released court documents obtained by the AP.
"I believe my father was murdered" - Patty King, daughter of B.B. King
King was survived by 11 children, 3 of which went to court earlier this year to remove Toney as power of attorney over King but failed. Laverne Toney was given power of attorney over King's estate years ago and named her executor of his estate which is rumored to be worth tens of millions of dollars. Nevada officials conducted an autopsy on Sunday according to Reuters, but it could take weeks before results are in. King's funeral is set to be held on Friday in Mississippi.