B.B King’s two daughters recently claimed that their father’s two closest aides poisoned him, causing his death last week. The lawyer for King’s estate, Brent Bryson, has responded to these claims saying that are “ridiculous,” according to the Associated Press.
Bryson told the AP that King received 24-hour care from medical professionals “up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep.”
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His two daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, said that they believed that their father was murdered.
“I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances,” King and Williams told the Associated Press.
Williams and King said family was not allowed to see their father during his last days. When he died on May 14th, his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, and his business manager, LaVerne Toney, were the only ones by his side. King and Williams believe that they had something to do with their dad’s death.
“They’ve been making allegations all along. What’s new?” Toney said.
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said an autopsy was performed Sunday (May 18) but there was no immediate evidence signaling murder. Las Vegas police Lt. Ray Steiber told The Press that there is no ongoing homicide investigation.