One would have hoped that B.B. King would have gotten more attention following his death in May, at least in terms of album sales and renewed interest. Instead, we've gotten clashes over control of the blues legend's estate, allegations of murder, and now four of King's children have claimed that a second will exists.
This all ties into the first conflict, over who controls King's estate and the presumed millions that it's worth. The blues icon made LaVerne Toney, his longtime business manager, the executor of his estate. His children claimed that she kept them away from their father as his health deteriorated, and several even claimed that Toney had poisoned him in order to get to his cash faster. Although official autopsy results have yet to come in, most are skeptical of the claim.
Four of King's daughters are behind the new suggestions that a second will exists: Patty King, Karen Williams, Rita Washington and Barbara Winfree. King and Williams were also the main accusers behind the poisoning theory so we'll see how much fuel there is in the new claims.
Let's hope that at least the bluesman himself is resting easy....because his estate is going to be rocking for years it seems.