BB King

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Autopsy Performed on BB King's Embalmed Body

2 of his daughters allege he was poisoned

(Newser) - Two BB King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him. Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened... More »

The Thrill Is Gone: BB King Dead at 89

'King of the Blues' died peacefully in his sleep

(Newser) - BB King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname "King of the Blues," died late last night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His attorney tells the AP that King died... More »

BB King's Kids Are Denied Control of His Affairs

Judge rules longtime manager Laverne Toney should retain legal control

(Newser) - Noted blues man BB King—his health failing at age 89—is in the middle of tug of war between some of his children and his longtime manager. Three of King's 11 surviving said they suspect the blues legend's manager of stealing his money and neglecting his medical... More »

Obama Sings the Blues

President launches into 'Sweet Home Chicago' at White House concert

(Newser) - Now that the world knows President Obama can sing , we may catch him doing a lot more of it. At a White House blues concert last night, both Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger urged the president to bust out in song, the AP reports. After some initial hesitation, Obama took... More »

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