BB King’s daughters claim he was murdered
photo: BB King at BB King’s in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Earlier this month, the legendary blues guitarist BB King passed away at age 89 after being in home hospice care for a few weeks. Now two of BB’s daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, are saying they believe he was poisoned. CNN points to the affidavit they filed which reads:
I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances to induce his premature death, and request a formal investigation into this matter. Based on the administration of foreign substances by unlicensed and unscrupulous characters, I believe my father was murdered.
An initial post on BB’s Facebook said that he passed peacefully in his sleep. No investigation had been done at that time. As the CNN story mentions, there has been a power struggle between members of King’s family and his management for some time:
Both women accuse LaVerne Toney, King’s business manager, and Myron Johnson, his personal assistant, of neglect…
…King had 15 children from several different relationships. Eleven children are still living.
Earlier this year, Patty King, Karen Williams and a third daughter, Rita Washington, went to court, accusing Toney — the business manager — of elder abuse and neglect. But a judge tossed out the case, for lack of evidence
King’s body is now at the Clark County, Nevada’s coroner’s office and his funeral is still set for this Saturday (5/30).