BB King's death to be investigated as murder
B.B. King will not get to rest in peace. Not right away in any case, as his two daughters are claiming that the late blues legend was poisoned by his business manager.
Karen Williams and Patty King have asked Las Vegas homicide detectives to launch an investigation.
King reportetdly died peacefully in his sleep on the 14 May after suffering a series of small strokes, but the daughters believe their dad’s manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, had something to do with his passing.
“I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances,” Patty King and Williams say in identically worded sections of affidavits provided to The Associated Press by their lawyer, Larissa Drohobyczer.
“I believe my father was murdered,” they say.
An autopsy was performed on Sunday. His remains are being flown to Memphis to be driven in a procession down Beale Street where he took his nickname, the Beale Street Blues Boy, and then on to Indianola, Mississipi, for a funeral and burial Sunday, all as the investigation continues.
It’s the Casey Kassen funeral package.
Watch U2 Pay Tribute To B.B. King By Playing This Song For The First Time In 22 Years
U2 dusted off one of their tracks in Vancouver last week to pay tribute to the late B.B. King. The band played “When Loves Come to Town” for the first time in 22 years.
The duet with King appeared 1988’s Rattle and Hum, their sixth studio album:
John and Maureen talk about the news of B.B. King’s death being a potential homicide:
Listen to John Derringer’s tribute to B.B. King: