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B.B. King 'poisoned', say daughters

Published 25/05/2015

Blues musician B.B. King died in Las Vegas aged 89
Blues musician B.B. King died in Las Vegas aged 89

Two of blues legend B.B. King's daughters have accused his two closest aides of poisoning him.

Karen Williams and Patty King allege in documents provided by their lawyer to The Associated Press that King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, killed their father.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said a post-mortem was performed on Sunday on King's embalmed body, and test results will take up to eight weeks.

Las Vegas police Lt Ray Steiber confirmed that homicide detectives are investigating.

Toney and Johnson each declined to comment.

The coroner says King's body has been returned to a mortuary, and the investigation shouldn't delay planned memorials this week in Memphis, Tennessee, and Indianola, Mississippi.

He died in Las Vegas earlier this month aged 89.

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