Date
23 March 2017
A woman holds a B.B. King memorabilia outside the blues legend's museum in Indianola, Mississippi. Photo: Reuters
A woman holds a B.B. King memorabilia outside the blues legend's museum in Indianola, Mississippi. Photo: Reuters

B.B. King daughters say a possible second will is missing

Four of B.B. King’s children are raising the possibility that a second will exists, the Associated Press reported, citing court documents.

Patty King, Karen Williams, Rita Washington and Barbara Winfree also accused the blues legend’s longtime business manager of stealing his wealth and endangering his health in his dying days.

However, in the documents filed by their lawyer in a probate court in Las Vegas on Tuesday, the daughters stopped short of repeating previous allegations that LaVerne Toney and another personal aide, Myron Johnson, poisoned B.B. King.

Still, they said Toney, who was King’s business agent for 39 years with power of attorney, is unfit to become executor or personal representative of King’s estate.

Brent Bryson, a lawyer representing Toney and the estate, dismissed the allegations as “completely ludicrous” and “unsubstantiated by any true facts”.

A court hearing is scheduled for Friday.

King died on May 14 at age 89. 

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