- A musical tribute was held in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday in memory of B.B. King
- The singer’s business manager LaVerne Toney was on hand along with his two daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King
- Williams and King have accused Toney of killing their father by poisoning the man
- The two could be seen sobbing as they followed the hearse carrying their father while Toney stayed close to his band members
- King will be buried in Mississippi this weekend
Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
19:16 EST, 27 May 2015
03:42 EST, 28 May 2015
Just days after B.B. King’s business manager was accused of poisoning the singer by two of his daughters she came face-to-face with the women.
LaVerne Toney, King’s longtime manager, was in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday for a memorial concert in honor of the blues legend.
Also there were King’s two daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King, who alleged in documents on Monday that Toney and King’s assistant, Myron Johnson, killed their father.
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Remembering: B.B. King’s business manager LaVerne Toney (above, right with Tony Coleman) was in Memphis on Wedesday for a tribute in honor of the singer
Devastated: Alsoe there were the singer’s daughters Karen Williams (left behing hearse in gray shirt) and Patty King (right in blue) who have accused Toney of killing their father by poisoning the man
Huge loss: King (above) died in his sleep on May 14, reportedly the result of a series of small strokes brought on by his diabetes
Toney spent most of her time with Tony Coleman, King’s drummer, who performed along with other members of the band in honor of the legendary singer.
Williams and King meanwhile were seen sobbing as they walked alongside a hearse carrying their father inside.
The two – along with sisters Rita Washington and Barbara King Winfree, and brother Willie King – first raised suspicions last week during a viewing of King’s body about possible foul play.
They said last Thursday that they didn’t think their father looked like himself.
Williams and King also accused Toney of keeping them from seeing their father for a week after he died May 14 at home at age 89 – and of preventing them from taking photos of him in his casket.
‘A picture paints 1,000 words,’ Patty King said as she showed cellphone images of the same family group with their father at his birthday in September.
‘He loved his children.’
The five family members refer to themselves as a family board.
Legend: Coleman (above) the drummer for King, holds up one of King’s Gibson guitars named Lucille
Big names: Singer Keb Mo (above) sings during a musical tribute to blues legend B.B. King
Coming out: Ruby Wilson (above), known as the Queen of Beale Street, sings during a concert to pay tribute to blues musician B.B. King
Memorial: Musician Will Tucker (above) plays during a concert to pay tribute to blues musician B.B. King
Toney, who worked for King for 39 years, has retained power-of-attorney over his affairs and estate despite several court challenges by Williams and Patty King.
‘They want to do what they want to do, which is take over, I guess,’ Toney said of the family group.
‘But that wasn’t Mr. King’s wishes. Mr. King would be appalled.’
King, along with his legendary guitar, Lucille, are driving to his final resting place in Mississippi.
On Wednesday, a brass band marched with the hearse as well, playing When the Saints Go Marching In, before an all-star lineup took to the stage to perform.
Among those making appearances were Keb’ Mo’, who played a few songs in memory of King before being followed by Bobby Rush.
Freinds: B.B. King’s band members(above) play during a concert to pay tribute to the late musician
Fans: A man carries a Bible as he repeats Scriptures while walking with the hearse carrying the body of blues legend B.B. King
There will be a public viewing of King’s body tomorrow before a service on Saturday followed by a private burial.
King died in his sleep on May 14, reportedly the result of a series of small strokes brought on by his diabetes.
After his daughters came forward with their claims, an autopsy was performed with results expected to take eight weeks, and an investigation into possible foul play is ongoing.