BB King’s children claim he left a second will

The musician's daughters are involved in a legal dispute with his long-term manager

Four of BB King‘s children have alleged that a second will exists from the late blues guitarist.

The musician passed away in his sleep aged 89 on May 14.

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King’s daughters – Patty King, Karen Williams, Rita Washington and Barbara Winfree – recently alleged that his long-term manager LaVerne Toney prevented family members from visiting during his last days, as well as claiming that Toney and his personal assistant Myron Johnson hastened their father’s death. Now, Associated Press reports that probate court documents filed on Tuesday (June 9) allege that a previous will exists that’s different to the one that Toney has been placed as the legal executor of.

Meanwhile, one of King’s sons, Willie, recently refuted his siblings’ claims that the musician was poisoned. “There are always – I don’t want to call them this, but – there’s always a rotten apple in the barrel,” he said. “Sometimes you can take hurt, and turn it into something that it should not be. And I think out of the anger of losing their dad, they went to the extreme.”

“I pray that the public don’t really accept them as an angry person like that, because being my sisters, they are not like that. But sometimes you just don’t know how to express yourself. And you jump out at the nearest person. And they attacked the wrong person.”

The coroner certifying the death of King recently stated that there is no immediate evidence that the musician was poisoned.

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