Coroner finds no evidence B.B. King was poisoned

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Coroner Finds No Evidence B.B. King Was Poisoned


In the days following the May 14th passing of blues legend B.B. King, two of his adult children asserted that associates of King's had poisoned him to hasten his death.

The Clark County Coroner investigated and announced on Monday that there was no evidence supporting those allegations.

King's death at the age of 89 has been documented as a result of Alzheimer's disease and other contributing factors.

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Among them were coronary heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and congestive heart failure.

The children who raised suspicions that other factors were at play did so separately, but with exactly the same statements.

Their affidavits targeted King's personal assistant Myron Johnson and his business manager LaVerne Toney.

King's daughters also accused Johnson and Toney of neglect.

An attorney for Toney called the assertions 'defamatory' and 'libelous'.

He said to US Magazine, "Unfortunately even musical icons die. Ms. Toney did everything she could to carry out the wishes of Mr. King while he was alive, and continues to carry out Mr. King's wishes after his death."
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