On the weekend following B.B. King’s death earlier this month, Las Vegas police were called in after two of the blues legend’s daughters made the accusation that members of his management team were poisoning him. While the autopsy was performed on Sunday, it could take up to eight weeks for the results to come in.
Clark County coroner John Fudenberg says in a statement, “At this point, we don’t have evidence that allegations of foul play will be substantiated. However, we are taking them very seriously and we will be conducting a thorough investigation.”
County police say in their own statement, “Until such times as the coroner determines Mr King’s death to be other than natural causes, the Las Vegas metropolitan police department is not moving forward with any investigation.”