B.B. King’s Children Suspect Foul Play

A homicide probe into the death of B.B. King will be launched after two of the blues legend’s daughters accused his two closest aides, business manager LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson, of poisoning King prior to his May 14th death. In court documents released to The Associated Press, King’s daughters Karen Williams and Patty King said, “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances. I believe my father was murdered.” According to Patty King’s affidavit, she said she witnessed Toney administer two drops of an unknown substance on B.B. King’s tongue at night in the months before his death; Toney never told Patty King what the substance was. B.B. King gave Toney power of attorney years ago, the AP writes, as well as named her executor of his estate, which could be worth tens of millions of dollars.

Toney did not reply to a request for comment by Rolling Stone.

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