BB King's daughters come face-to-face with woman they accuse of 'poisoning' their father

The meeting reportedly came during a memorial concert for the legendary singer

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BB King’s daughters have come face-to-face with the woman they accused only days before of poisoning their father.

Karen Williams and Patty King alleged in documents LaVerne Toney, who managed the legendary musician for 39 years, along with assistant Myra Johnson, had poisoned their father. All allegations of abuse have been denied by LaVerne Toney and her assistant. 

The two sisters reportedly came face-to-face with Toney yesterday during a memorial concert for King in Memphis, Tennessee.

Patty King (bottom right) and Karen Williams (centre) follow the hearse carrying the body of their father

Before the concert, which saw performances by musicians including Keb Mo, Ruby Wilson, and Will Tucker, the sisters were seen walking alongside King’s hearse sobbing.


Toney spent most of her time at the concert with King’s drummer Tony Coleman. Coleman was performing – along with the rest of King’s band – in memory of the late performer.

BB King's manager Toney at the memorial

King was reported dead on 14 May at his Las Vegas home aged 89. His death was listed as multi-infarct dementia, a series of small strokes caused by the singer’s well-documented battle with diabetes.

After the sister’s allegations an autopsy will be performed with the result expected in eight weeks time.