Authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the May 14 death of blues legend B.B. King, Yahoo News reports. The move comes after King’s daughters accused the singer and guitarist’s aides of poisoning him.
As we reported previously, King died in Las Vegas at 89. He suffered from Type II diabetes for the last 20 years of his life.
The story reports: “Two of his daughters — Karen Williams and Patty King — have alleged he was poisoned by his business manager Laverne Toney and his personal assistant, Eonline reported.”
King’s daughters reportedly filed identical affidavits in which they each stated: “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administrated foreign substances to induce his premature death.” Both affidavits requested a formal investigation.
Toney is quoted on E Online saying: “They’ve been making allegations all along. What’s new?”
The coroner in Las Vegas has reportedly confirmed the homicide investigation and ordered an autopsy on King’s remains.
Here’s a clip of King playing his signature song, from Montreux 1993: