Was B.B. King murdered? Weeks after the legendary musician’s death, two of his daughters are alleging that their father was poisoned– by two of his closest advisors.
On May 14, iconic musician B.B. King passed away at the age of 89 in his Las Vegas home. While his death was initially believed to be of natural causes after he had been hospitalized for dehydration weeks prior, two of his adult daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, are now alleging in affidavits that their father was poisoned. More shocking, the two women claim that B.B.’s manager and personal assistant are responsible for his death, having murdered him with “foreign substances.” Following the claims, an emergency biopsy was performed on the legend, and Las Vegas homicide detectives have launched an investigation into the death.
B.B. King Murdered?
The physician who had been tending to him listed the cause of death as multi-infarct dementia, which results from a series of small stokes.
However, nearly three weeks after his death, two of B.B.’s daughters have each issued separate (but identically worded) affidavits, claiming their father’s death was a murder.
“I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances to induce his premature death,” both daughters said in their affidavits. “I believe my father was murdered.”
B.B. King Poisoned By Assistant & Manager?
Both Patty and Karen accuse B.B.’s manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, of neglect, and both daughters allege that the two had issued B.B. various substances, despite being medically unlicensed.
The daughters stated that, “King was sequestered from all family members” in the weeks leading up to his death, and they claimed that Myron and LaVerne were actually the only people to have contact with him during that time.
Immediately following the autopsy, “no evidence to substantiate the allegations” was found, however, extensive results will take between six to eight weeks.
Do you think there is more to B.B. King’s death?
— Casey Mink