BB King was poisoned – Daughters allege


Two of BB King’s daughters have claimed the star died after he was poisoned.

Patty King and Karen Williams believe the 89-year-old was “murdered” when he passed away in Las Vegas earlier this month.

The sisters made the claim in two separate, but identically worded, affidavits filed over the weekend.

“I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances to induce his premature death,” they said in their affidavits.

They added: “I believe my father was murdered.”

The star died at his home in Las Vegas on May 14.

No investigation was conducted at the time of his death, and BB’s attending physician listed the cause as multi-infarct dementia, which is caused by a series of small strokes.

However, the star’s daughters claim two of BB’s associates gave him medication to induce diabetic shock.

John Fudenberg, the coroner for Clark County, Nevada, told CNN that initial autopsy results found “no evidence to substantiate the allegations.” But full forensic results will take six to eight weeks.

Three doctors determined that BB was appropriately cared-for, and received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical professionals “up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep,” attorney Brent Bryson told the AP.

The daughters allege family members were prevented from visiting while BB’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened their father’s death.

LaVerne is named in BB’s will as executor of an estate that, according to court documents filed by lawyers for some of the star’s heirs, could total tens of millions of dollars.

Myron was at BB’s bedside when he died May 14 in hospice care at home in Las Vegas at age 89. No family members were present.

The coroner issued a statement Monday saying there was no immediate evidence supporting the murder allegations, and Las Vegas police Lt. Ray Steiber told AP that there was no active homicide investigation.

LaVerne and Myron each declined to comment on the accusations.

“They’ve been making allegations all along. What’s new?” said LaVerne, who worked for BB for 39 years and had power-of-attorney over his affairs.

Drohobyczer said she represents Williams, Patty King and most of BB’s nine other adult children and heirs.

“The family is sticking together … to oust Ms. Toney based on her illegal conduct, conflicts of interest and self-dealing,” she said.

She alleged that LaVerne hastened BB’s death by “misconduct, or by failing to properly attend to his medical needs.”

An affidavit from Patty King, who used to live at B.B.’s home, says she saw Myron administer to BB two drops of an unknown substance on his tongue during evenings for several months before his death, and that LaVerne never told her what the substance was.

Attorney Brent Bryson called Drohobyczer’s claims ridiculous.

“I hope they have a factual basis that they can demonstrate for their defamatory and libelous allegations,” he said.

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