B.B. King's Kids Say He Was Murdered by His Business Manager

B.B. King's kids say he was murdered by his business manager.

Earlier this month, a coroner determined that B.B. King's death was caused by a series of mini-strokes. Now the late bluesman's kids say his cause of death was tied to something more more sinister. King's health began deteriorating over the last year and he reportedly entered a home hospice two weeks before his death. Both King's physician and the Las Vegas coroner said his death was due to series of strokes and type 2 diabetes. Reports suggested that the doctors believed King's “strokes resulted from reduced blood flow as a consequence of chronic diabetes — or unhealthy fluctuations in blood sugar levels.” Now, the AP reports, at least two of King's daughters say that they believe King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, poisoned King to death. But Toney - a longtime employee who was reportedly the last person to see King alive - has been at legal odds with King's children's for a while.
B.B. King’s daughters didn’t see him at all during the last 2 weeks of his life — and are now just hoping they can be involved in planning his memorial. Patty King tells TMZ ... she and her sister Karen Williams spoke to B.B.’s manager Laverne Toney on Thursday morning, and she had agreed to let them see B.B. on Saturday at noon. But Patty says Toney called her at 9:40 PM to say her father had died peacefully in his sleep As TMZ first reported ... Patty and her sister Karen had been at odds with Toney for months — accusing her of elder abuse and stealing from King. Their claims were shot down in court last week.
A coroner tells the AP an autopsy was performed this weekend and shuold be completed over the next eight weeks. A Las Vegas police spokeserpson tells reporters that homicide detectives are still investigating the case. King’s family is also accusing Toney—who still has power of attorney over King’s estate—of misappropriating millions of dollars, lying, and exerting undue influence over her late client. Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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