Music fans lost a legend when B.B. King passed away in May, but a recent filing by King’s daughters say that the legendary blues musician may have been the victim of foul play.
Karen Williams and Patty King are accusing the blues singer’s long time business manager LaVerne Toney and her personal assistant Myron Johnson of poisoning King, according to documents given to the Associated Press by the daughters’ lawyer.
The Las Vegas police department has opened up an investigation into the allegations. King’s lawyer Brent Bryson originally confirmed the singer’s death to the public saying that he died peacefully in his sleep.
The AP also reports that an autopsy was performed on Sunday (May 24) and King’s body had already been embalmed. The test results will take eight weeks to return.
This is not the first time Toney has come into conflict with the family. Shortly before King’s death, there was a legal battle over Toney being named executor of King’s estate. The children allege the long-time business manager has been misappropriating millions of dollars worth of funds. The judge dismissed the claims that Toney was abusing B.B. King or mishandling the estate.
The singer is set to be buried in Indianola on May 30.