Coroner: B.B. King Died Of Natural Causes

LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) — An autopsy has confirmed that blues legend B.B. King died of natural causes and not as a result of poisoning, as was suggested by some of his heirs.

According to NBC News, the Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg reported that King died of Alzheimer's complicated by coronary artery atherosclerosis, type II diabetes, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and cerebrovascular disease.

The coroner's office said that it conducted the autopsy after "relatives claimed he was the victim of foul play." Two of King's daugters, Karen Williams and Patty King, claimed that King's business manager had restricted access to King in his final days and that money had disappeared. They also voiced suspicion that King had been poisoned.

"At this point, we can say with confidence that Mr. King died of natural causes," Fudenberg said. "Our condolences go out to the family and many friends of Mr. King, and we hope this determination brings them some measure of closure." – Staff Writers