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Our Father Died Of Poisoning, B.B. King’s Daughters Allege

Posted: May 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

TWO of BB King’s daughters have alleged that their father was poisoned by his Business Manager, La Verne Toney, and his Personal Assistant, Myron Johnson.

The music legend – known to his fans as ‘The King of the Blues’ – died in his sleep in Las Vegas earlier this month, but two of his daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King, suspect foul play, according to

documents submitted to The Associated Press by their lawyer, Larissa Drohobyczer confirm.

Identical statements from the two women read: “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances. I believe my father was murdered.”

Brent Bryson, attorney for B.B. King’s estate, said the allegations were “unfounded” and ”extremely disrespectful”. According to him, “I hope they have a factual basis that they can demonstrate for their defamatory and libelous allegations.”

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the ‘Rock Me Baby’ hit maker would be biried in his hometown of Mississippi. Over the weekend, a public viewing of the open casket was held for fans and well wishers.

A private funeral for the musician is expected to take place at the Bell Grove M.B. Church in Indianola, Mississippi on Saturday.