Coroner: No Evidence B.B. King Was Poisoned Before Death

According to autopsy findings made public Monday, medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press that tests conducted after two of the musical icon's 11 adult children said their father had been murdered showed the cause of death was Alzheimer's disease, plus physical conditions including coronary disease, heart failure and the effects of Type 2 diabetes. Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King had said through their attorney, Larissa Drohobyczer, that King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened their father's death. Brent Bryson, a lawyer for King's estate, called the claims against Toney and Johnson defamatory and libelous.



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