B.B. King’s Kids Swear He Was Murdered


The blues legend’s daughters say he was poisoned to death and have accused his longtime manager of elder abuse. Her team says the claims are just a cheap money grab by disgruntled kin.
It’s a battle that would surely have B.B. King singing the blues.
Family members of the recently deceased blues guitar legend continue to spar over control of his estate—and now, they’re alleging King was the victim of foul play.
In affidavits filed shortly after his death on May 14 at age 89, daughters Patty King and Karen Williams convey their medically unsubstantiated suspicions that their father was poisoned.
In the identically worded affidavits, they claim: “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances to induce his premature death. I believe my father was murdered.”
A preliminary autopsy conducted by the Clark County Coroner’s Office showed no sign of homicide. King suffered from the effects of aging and Type-2 diabetes, officials said.
The results of a full autopsy will take several weeks, but the daughters’ accusations won’t prevent King’s burial, which scheduled for Saturday in Indianola, Mississippi.


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