BB King’s Son Says Poisoning Claims Were 'Extreme'
1 June 2015, 12:03 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29
BB King's son Willie has spoken out about recent poisoning claims surrounding the death of his father, saying that they were 'extreme'.
BB King's son Willie has spoken out about recent poisoning claims surrounding the death of his father, claiming that they were 'extreme'.
Two of the blues legend’s daughters previously accused his former manager LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson of poisoning him after he passed away earlier this month at the age of 89.
Speaking about his sister's claims, Willie said: "There are always - I don't want to call them this, but - there's always a rotten apple in the barrel.
"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," he said in an interview.
He added: "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."
In identical affidavits seen by The AP, King's daughters said: "I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances... I believe my father was murdered."
Neither of the singer's former aides wanted to comment on the accusations, but Toney did say: "They've been making allegations all along. What's new?"
A post mortem was carried out last weekend and will take eight weeks for the test results to come back.
BB King’s funeral took place yesterday in Mississippi.