In the wake of B.B. King's death at age 89 on Thursday, May 14, the late singer's daughter has asserted her father was poisoned by his aides — a claim which his lawyers have since deemed "ridiculous."
"I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances," a court document recently filed by Patty King read. "I believe my father was murdered."
Patty King, one of B.B.'s 11 surviving children, on May 23, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In an affidavit obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, May 25, King alleged her father's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, contributed to the musician's passing. She additionally claimed Johnson and Toney prevented B.B.'s family members from seeing him before he died.
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Yesterday, the "Lucille" singer's attorneys shot back at King's accusations by stating B.B. was appropriately cared-for by medical professionals "up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep."
Following his death, an autopsy was performed on B.B.'s body to determine the exact cause of his passing, but the results will not be available for up to eight weeks.
B.B. on April 12, 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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