Update: B.B. King Moved to Hospice

B.B. King

Update: B.B. King Moved to Hospice

The King of Blues suffered a minor heart attack, daughter says he's being neglected.

Published May 3, 2015

UPDATE: B.B. King is resting in hospice care at his Las Vegas home after he was hospitalized on Thursday for the second time in a month. "I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas," wrote the blues legend on Facebook. "Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers."

King is being cared for by his longtime manager Laverne Toney, who also has legal control of his affairs. The musician's daughter Patty King has expressed concern on several occasions that her father was suffering under Toney's care.



Legendary blues musician B.B. King is reportedly suffering at the hands of his longtime manager.

According to daughter Patty King, who lives with him, the world renowned guitarist needed to be taken to a hospital Thursday (April 30) because his urine was orange and he wasn’t eating. But manager Laverne Toney, who has power of attorney over the performer, refused the idea, Patty claims.

It wasn’t until Patty called authorities that it was determined her father needed to be rushed to a nearby hospital. The 89-year-old musician and restauranteur suffered a minor heart attack after he was hospitalized.


Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that Toney has been accused of hurting King. In November, Patty and her husband filed a lawsuit against Toney accusing her and her assistant of stealing $20-$30 million from B.B., withholding medication from him while on tour and stealing several Rolex watches from him, valued at close to $250,000.

As of now, no charges have been filed, but Patty is set to meet with her lawyers to obtain power of attorney from the allegedly negligent manager.

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Written by By: George Chapman, Jr., BET Staff


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