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Daughters claim that blues legend BB King was poisoned

By AP Reporter

Published 26/05/2015

US blues musician BB King who died earlier this month
US blues musician BB King who died earlier this month

Two of blues legend BB 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.

Considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, 'The King of the Blues' was ranked by Rolling Stone at number 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

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