Allegations B.B. King Was Poisoned Are Ridiculous, Says Attorney.
Two of B.B. King’s daughters are claiming their father was poisoned by two aides who worked closely with 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 personal assistant, Myron Johnson, poisoned him.
Homicide detectives from the Las Vegas police department are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber told the AP.
But an attorney for King’s estate says the allegations are ridiculous. “I hope they have a factual basis that they can demonstrate for their defamatory and libelous allegations,” attorney Brent Bryson told the AP.
King died on May 14 from a series of strokes which may have been caused by his Type-2 diabetes, which he had struggled with for more than two decades before his death.
The Clark County Coroner’s office tells PEOPLE that an autopsy was performed on King on Sunday, but results could take up to eight weeks.
Toney and Johnson declined to comment to the AP.
Williams and Patty King are two of the famed bluesman’s 15 children.