Another War: BB Kings Children are Fighting Over His Estate


The legal fight reportedly began weeks after the Blues legend passed away

BB King's 15 kids go to war over his estate, worth up to $40million

                              B.B. King’s kids go to war over his estate

The late B.B King’s  11 children are fighting over the singer’s multi-million dollar fortune, according to US reports.

The musician, who passed away last year aged 89, fathered 15 children from 15 different women in total, despite being told it was unlikely he’d ever be able to have kids due to his low sperm count.

The Sweet Sixteen star’s surviving 11 children are now at war with his appointed trustee over his estate, according to The Hollywood Reporter

They say his fortune is estimated between $30 million and $40 million.

GettyBlues musician B.B. King's daughters Karen Williams (C) and Patty King (R) cry touching a hearse carrying the remains their father
Blues musician B.B. King’s daughters Karen Williams (C) and Patty King (R) cry touching a hearse carrying the remains their father

The children, who have hired lawyers to fight the estate’s guardian, are claiming they were promised money in a will that was drawn up in 2007.

However, the executor of his estate, LaVerne Toney, who was also King’s longtime business manager, is reportedly following a 2014 trust in which the children are named but were not given specific monetary gifts.

GettyKing's eldest daughter, Shirley King
BB King’s eldest daughter, Shirley King
GettyPatty E. King, daughter of B.B. King
Patty E. King, daughter of B.B. King

Not only that, legal filings undertaken by the trustee are said to show that his estate is a lot smaller than the children claim – around $5 million.

Shortly after his death, two of his daughters – Karen Williams and Patty King -accused Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson of killing their father – claims that were strenuously denied.

Karen and Patty, said in separate affidavits: “I believe my father was poisoned and was administrated foreign substances to induce his premature death. I request a formal ­investigation.”

But lawyer Toney said of the pair: “They’ve been making ­allegations all along, what’s new?”

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