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Two daughters of blues legend B.B. King have leveled shocking claims that the musician was poisoned to death by his closest associates, reports CNN.

The daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, made the accusations in separate, but identically worded, affidavits filed over the weekend, the cable news network writes.

They accuse LaVerne Toney, King’s business manager, and Myron Johnson, his personal assistant, of neglect.

But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results do not support the support the allegations, the report notes. The blues icon died May 14 in home hospice care in Las Vegas at age 89.

According to CNN:

“I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances to induce his premature death,” they said in their affidavits. “I believe my father was murdered.”…

No investigation was conducted at the time of his death. And King’s attending physician listed the cause as multi-infarct dementia, which is caused by a series of small strokes.

But the daughter’s say that two of King’s associates gave him medication to induce diabetic shock.

Larissa Drohobyczer, the lawyer representing the daughters, provided the affidavits to CNN, but declined to comment on the case, the report notes. King and Williams also refused to comment.



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