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BB King death probed as homicide after poison claim.

Relatives making “ridiculous” claims that B.B. Nevada officials said they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of BB King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters levelled accusations that the blues great was murdered.Two of B.B King’s daughters have alleged that their father was poisoned by the musician’s business manager Laverne Toney and his personal assistant. “I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administrated foreign substances to induce his premature death,” the daughters wrote in separate but identical affidavits. King was murdered are probably upset they’re only getting four-figure payments under his will, the blues legend’s lawyer said Tuesday. “My guess is the children and grandchildren don’t like the fact he’s leaving them $3,000 and $5,000 each and then leaving the rest to his lineage for education,” lawyer E. The Clark County, Nevada coroner’s office said in a posting on Twitter that it had taken jurisdiction over King’s body, and that autopsy results would take a minimum of six to eight weeks. “Our coroner takes jurisdiction over #BBKing body, performs autopsy.

Brent Bryson told the Daily News. “B.B. did not have a very high formal education, and he wanted to have his lineage go to college, so he set up a trust that would pay for college and other expenses.” Bryson spoke out after King’s daughters Karen Williams and Patty King signed affidavits Sunday accusing their late father’s two aides of poisoning him. “There’s no basis in reality for these ridiculous allegations,” Bryson told The News. He said three independent, board-certified doctors examined King before he died in his Las Vegas home May 14. “They all stated he was receiving the utmost professional care at home, which is where Mr. King to undergo an autopsy, which is exactly what he didn’t want,” he said. —contactmusic.com A documentary focusing on George Miller’s ill-fated Justice League movie is in the works. The women also claimed in video posted online that members of King’s family were prevented from visiting him by the two associates during his final days.

The film, titled Justice League Mortal, was aborted in 2008, and now Australian director Ryan Unicomb is to take a closer look at the scrapped project. King, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who died in Las Vegas on May 14, had said earlier in the month he was in hospice care at his home after being hospitalised in April with dehydration related to diabetes.

The lawyer for the two daughters who signed the affidavits said Tuesday that the effort to get a criminal investigation was not a money grab. “They love their dad, and they want answers,” lawyer Larissa Drohobyczer said. The collection, called “Fine,” is undeniably feminine – with soft colours and rounded forms – yet manages to avoid the cheap marketing tricks that have become the consumer tech’s default. “Fine” includes a mobile phone charger, a key ring with attached USB drive, a Bluetooth speaker, and a cardholder with a pop-up double-sided mirror. —wired.com King was born in poverty and grew up working in cotton fields, but went on to master the guitar and entered the music business after travelling to Memphis and working for radio stations. For decades, King played shows almost every night, becoming the premier ambassador for the blues – the music genre that emerged from African American spirituals in the Deep South.

King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opened in 2008 to showcase artifacts from the legendary guitarist, as well as the cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta.

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