BB King was not poisoned, autopsy finds

Blues legend died of natural causes, despite the claims of two of his children

Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend BB King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May, according to autopsy findings made public on Monday in Las Vegas.

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, Clark county coroner John Fudenberg said.

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