B.B. King Daughters: Our Dad Was “Poisoned” And “Murdered” By Manager
B.B. King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, are now alleging in court documents that the late music legend’s business manager, Laverne Toney, and her assistant “poisoned” their dad to death. As Gossip Cop has previously reported, in the past King’s daughters accused Toney and her assistant of elder abuse and having allegedly swindled more than $20 million from the singer’s estate. Now, in new court papers, the sisters state, “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances… I believe my father was murdered.”
On Monday, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed that an autopsy was performed the day before on King’s body, but that test results will not be available for up to two months. Additionally, Lt. Ray Steiber of the Las Vegas Police Department has confirmed that homicide detectives are looking into the allegations as well.
Memorials for King are slated this week in both Memphis, Tennessee and Indianola, Mississippi, but neither should be affected by the murder investigation. Neither Toney nor her assistant would comment on King’s daughters’ accusations, but a lawyer for the two maintains the allegations are untrue and that King was properly cared for. It should be noted that Toney was named an executor of the musician’s will and stands to inherit millions of dollars.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, King died at 89 in his Las Vegas home on May 15. His daughters said, at the time, that Toney had blocked access to their ailing dad in the days leading up to his death and were only given approval to see King on a Saturday, but were called the Thursday before to say the musician had died in his sleep. Gossip Cop will continue to monitor this story.